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

Steele - Burning Permit Required

Contact: jim.edgar@state.mn.us, 507-765-2740


Current Restrictions: - None
  • Subunit: Medford
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Medford is restricted. Please contact the city of Medford at 507-455-2866 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Owatonna
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Owatonna is restricted. Please contact the Owatonna Fire Department at 507-444-2454 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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