Fire restrictions across Minnesota will end Friday

However, just because the statewide restrictions are lifted -- the Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that local areas, counties or municipalities may have specific regulations that you still need to adhere to.
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However, just because the statewide restrictions are lifted -- the Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that local areas, counties or municipalities may have specific regulations that you still need to adhere to.

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