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Burning restrictions take effect today in southern Cass County

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Restrictions on open burning in 19 counties in central Minnesota go into effect today, according to Minnesota DNR officials.

Rapid snowmelt across much of the state has increased the risk of wildfires, particularly in grassy areas. These fine fuels can ignite easily and spread quickly. This is a cause for concern, according to DNR Fire Prevention Specialist Larry Himanga.

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