Thinking about a camp fire this weekend? Something small and controlled should be fine, just be careful and supervise.
Thinking about having the gang over for a Bonfire? Might want to think again. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert through Sunday for Northern Minnesota. As a result, the state will not issue burning permits for brush or yard waste for all areas north of Alexandria, including Mille Lacs and Pine counties.
Burn restrictions may expand as smoke from the Canadian fires drifts south. For updates and the air quality forecast, check the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website.