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

Kandiyohi - 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: Atwater
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Atwater is restricted. Please contact the Atwater City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Blomkest
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Blomkest is restricted. Please contact the Blomkest City Clerk at for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Kandiyohi
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Kandiyohi is restricted. Please contact the Kandiyohi City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Lake Lillian
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Lake Lillian is restricted. Please contact the Lake Lillian City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: New London
  • Burning Status: Burning Permit Required
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Pennock
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Pennock is restricted. Please contact the Pennock City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Prinsburg
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Prinsburg is restricted. Please contact the Prinsburg City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Raymond
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Raymond is restricted. Please contact the Raymond City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Spicer
  • Burning Status: Burning Permit Required
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Sunburg
  • Burning Status: Burning Permit Required
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Willmar
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Willmar is restricted. Please contact the Willmar City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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