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

Rice - Burning Permit Required

Contact: jacob.froyum@state.mn.us, 507-497-1350


Current Restrictions: - None
  • Subunit: Dundas
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Dundas is restricted. Please contact the Northfield Fire Department at 507-645-4477 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Faribault
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Faribault is restricted. Please contact the Faribault Fire Department at 507-334-8773 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Lonsdale
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Lonsdale is restricted. Please contact the Lonsdale City Offices for more information. Recreational fires are allowed as defined by state statute.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Morristown
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Morristown is restricted. Please contact the City of Morristown at 507-685-2302 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Northfield
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Northfield is restricted. Please contact the Northfield Fire Department at 507-645-4477 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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