Rain dampens concerns for fast spreading wildfire
The Brainerd lakes area received about 1.61 inches of rain in Monday’s downpour and has added to that total with .06 inches on Wednesday and .01 inches as of Thursday afternoon, the Department of Natural Resources reported.
Mark Mortensen, DNR program forester, said the area can still stand to get more rain.
On the plus side, Mortensen said the rain, cloud cover and lower temperatures have all been welcome in terms of retaining moisture.
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