UNDATED (WJON News) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are implementing burning restrictions in several counties due to the unusually warm temperatures and exceptionally dry conditions.

In total, 38 Minnesota counties will be under burning restrictions starting on Monday including Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, Wright, Morrison, Crow Wing, and Mille Lacs counties.

The DNR will not issue permits for open burning of brush or yard waste until the restrictions are lifted.

Wildfire risk increases before the vegetation greens up in the spring and that wildfire risk has arrived earlier than normal.

For more on the current fire risk and open burning restrictions visit the DNR's statewide fire danger and burning restrictions page.





LOOK: What 25 Historic Battlefields Look Like Today

The following is an examination of what became of the sites where America waged its most important and often most brutal campaigns of war. Using a variety of sources, Stacker selected 25 historically significant battlefields in American history. For each one, Stacker investigated what happened there when the battles raged as well as what became of those hallowed grounds when the fighting stopped.

These are the battlefields that defined the United States military’s journey from upstart Colonial rebels to an invincible global war machine.

Gallery Credit: Andrew Lisa

LOOK: 100 years of American military history

103 iconic photos that capture 103 years of world history

Stacker gathered some of the most iconic images from the past 103 years, beginning in 1918 and leading up to 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gallery Credit: Rachel Cavanaugh & Elizabeth Ciano