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

Wabasha - Burning Permit Required

Contact: michael.wachholz@state.mn.us, (651) 299-4037


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: Elgin
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: The City of Elgin does not allow open burning within the city limits, other than recreational fires. Please contact the Elgin City Offices for more details at(507)876-2291.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Wabasha
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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