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

Koochiching - Burning Permit Required

Contact:, Littlefork DNR office @ 218-888-9051 between 8:00-4:30 M-F. All staff can issue burning permits.

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.
  • Burning in city limits requires a permit from the local fire department at 600 4th Street Int'l Falls, MN 56649 (218)283-2929

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