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

Itasca - Burning Permit Required

Contact: nathan.haskins@state.mn.us, 218-398-3027


Current Restrictions:
  • No Burning until after 5pm and the fire must be out cold before 8 am.

  • Subunit: Grand Rapids
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: All burning permits within the city of Grand Rapids must be obtained from the Grand Rapids Fire Department at 218-326-7638.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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