Weather Forecast


Fire restrictions for 22 Minnesota counties


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has imposed new fire restrictions in 22 counties as the number of wildfires continues to climb.

The DNR says 138 wildfires broke out statewide during the first two weeks of September. That's more than double the average of 63 for September. The DNR says the severe drought is causing fires that start easily from a spark or windblown ember and then spread rapidly.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889