Burning Restrictions in December

     This has to be a first for issuing burning restrictions in Minnesota in December.  While snowflakes fall gently from the sky today on the Gunflint Trail elsewhere in Minnesota the ground is brown.  The lack of precipitation has caused drought like conditions and without snow cover there is increased fire danger.

     There was a small brush fire in Polk County on Monday and now the Minnesota DNR is requiring people to get a burning permit before burning.  When there is 3 inches of snow on the ground burning permits are no longer required.  Until the rest of the state gets their 3 inches folks who want to burn will need to get a permit.

     We have our 3 inchesof snow 3 or 4 times over on the Gunflint Trail.  The frozen lakes are nice for cross-country skiing and while snowshoes are not a necessity in the woods you can certainly get your use out of them.  The snowmobile trails aren’t groomed for riding but you can get on the lakes with them for some fun too. 

     If you need your winter fix then come on up to Voyageur, we’ve got room for you!