If your plans over the next week or so involve cleaning up the yard at your house or cabin, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to remind you that burning restrictions are in place today in Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching and south St. Louis counties.
This winter we haven't had a lot of snow and temperatures have been on the mild side overall. With that trend expected to continue, we will likely see the snow we do have melting early and then burning restrictions will be in place.
We've had warmer temps this year and less precipitation than in years past, therefore the conditions are good for fires. With that in mind, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be extending burning restrictions beginning April 1.