Air quality alert: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert effective from 10 a.m. Thursday August 5, until 9 p.m. Friday, August 6, for portions of west-central, northwestern, and north-central Minnesota, including the tribal nations of Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and Red Lake. The DNR does not issue burning permits in counties under air quality alerts.

Burning Permits

Red Lake - Burning Permit Required

Contact: Red Lake Sheriff Dispatch, 218-253-2996


Current Restrictions

  • Individuals with Burning Permits for Agricultural, Industrial or Management are required to follow all instructions including the valid start and end times listed under the Special Conditions & Requirements section on the permit.
  • No Burning until after 5pm and the fire must be out cold before 8 am.
  • Your burn location is not currently a participant in the Open Burning Permit system. Please contact your local forester or fire warden.


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