Because of rising temperatures and high winds predicted for the weekend along with some dry vegetation, the MN DNR and Sheriff’s office is recommending no open burning other than recreational fires.
Therefore, all burning permits issued in Rice County are hereby suspended on the authority of the Rice County Sheriff until further notice. Only recreational campfires and grilling are allowed. Per state statute, campfires cannot be more than three feet in diameter by three feet high. “If you were thinking of having a campfire or grilling, use extreme caution and good judgment before starting one, as they can quickly get out of hand if not properly monitored”, according to Sheriff Troy Dunn. Thank you for your cooperation.