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.


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