Boundary Waters wildfire forces Brewers to close the roof at Miller Park

Haze and smoke from the Boundary Waters wildfire in northern Minnesota forced the Milwaukee Brewers to close the roof at Miller Park for their game Tuesday night against the Rockies. The wildfire is now one of the largest in Minnesota history.
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Haze and smoke from the Boundary Waters wildfire in northern Minnesota forced the Milwaukee Brewers to close the roof at Miller Park for their game Tuesday night against the Rockies. The wildfire is now one of the largest in Minnesota history.

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