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

Big Stone - Burning Permit Required

Contact: taylor.schenk@state.mn.us, 507-233-1214


Current Restrictions:
  • Currently there are no restrictions in place. Activation of a permit is still required if there is less than 3 inches of continuous snow cover adjacent to the burn site.

  • Subunit: Beardsley
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Beardsley is restricted. Please contact the Beardsley City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Clinton
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Clinton is restricted. Please contact the Clinton City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Graceville
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Graceville is restricted. Please contact the Graceville City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Ortonville
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Ortonville is restricted. Please contact the Ortonville City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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