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DNR lifting last of campfire restrictions

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources is lifting the remaining campfire restrictions in northeastern Minnesota on Friday.

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The DNR says recent rains, cool weather and higher evening humidity are making it less likely for campfires to cause a wildfire in that part of Minnesota.

Lifting the restrictions means campfires will be allowed across the state, starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

Although campfires will once again be allowed any time of day — and will no longer be restricted to resorts or campgrounds — the DNR still urges people to be careful with campfires.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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