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High to extreme fire danger continues for parts of Minnesota

Low humidity and high winds are prompting the Department of Natural Resources to elevate the fire danger through the Easter weekend. The National Weather Service has also issued a red flag warning for the western portion of the state because of dangerous fire weather conditions.
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Low humidity and high winds are prompting the Department of Natural Resources to elevate the fire danger through the Easter weekend. The National Weather Service has also issued a red flag warning for the western portion of the state because of dangerous fire weather conditions.

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