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

Becker - Burning Permit Required

Contact: brad.witkin@state.mn.us, 218-732-3309


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.

  • Subunit: Audubon
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Audubon is restricted. Please contact the Audubon City Administrator at 218-439-6582 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Detroit Lakes
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Detroit Lakes is restricted. Please contact the Detroit Lakes Fire Chief at 218-847-2157 or 847-3296 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Frazee
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Frazee is restricted. Please contact the Frazee City Administrator at 218-334-4991 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Lake Park
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Lake Park is restricted. Please contact the Lake Park City Administrator at 218-238-5532 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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