McLEOD COUNTY, MN – McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann announced today McLeod County, in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Forestry Division, has made the decision to lift the burning restrictions that were issued earlier this week. He noted it is important to remember burning permits are still required for most burning. The permits can be picked up from local township officials or fire wardens. Before burning, residents are asked to call the McLeod County Sheriffs Office so so the department knows the fire is a controlled burn and does not have to page out the fire departments. Also, when finished burning, residents are asked to contact the sheriff’s office so their address can be taken off of the burning list.
McLEOD COUNTY, MN – On the recommendation of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Forestry Division, the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office has issued burning restrictions effective immediately through Tuesday May 14.
Wildfires could become fast moving in a short period of time due to the strong winds, low humidity, and dry fuels. Recreational fires are still allowed as long as they have a 10 foot clearance around them. As always, make sure burn with extreme caution.
There will be no new burning permits issued until the burning restrictions are lifted. Any permits that were previously issued are considered to be void until the restrictions are lifted. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the McLeod County Sheriffs Office will be enforcing statutes and regulations for those people who violate the burning statutes and/or regulations.
CARVER COUNTY, MN – Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson announced today that on April 29 at 5:52 p.m. his office received a report of debris in the roadway on Carver County Road 140, near Kelly Avenue, in Dahlhgren Township.
Carver County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find a single vehicle had struck a railroad bridge pier. The Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera was driven by Jonathan Timms, 24, of Cologne. Timms was found deceased inside the vehicle.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by; Cologne Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol and the Midwest Medical Examiners Office.
WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced that today, starting at noon, there will be no activations of burning permits for the following counties in the Cambridge Forestry Area: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright.
This is due to high winds and lower humidity in the forecast. It is also in response to the amount of fire activity in the area.
MAYER, WATERTOWN, MN – About 1,350 people were affected by a power outage in Mayer, Minn. and Watertown, Minn. Sunday morning, according to KSTP.com.
The Carver County Dispatch confirmed that around 5:25 a.m., a car crash hit a power pole.
No one was hurt, and officials are on the scene trying to restore those affected, KSTP.com reported.
McLEOD COUNTY, MN – McLeod County Parks will officially open Wednesday, May 8. Park hours are 8 a.m. to one hour past sunset. All six parks will be open at that time. They are Buffalo Creek (Glencoe), Swan Lake (Silver Lake), Wm. May Park (Winsted), Stahl’s Lake (Hutchinson), Lake Marion (Brownton), and Piepenburg (Hutchinson). Camping facilities are available at Lake Marion Park (caretaker’s phone 320-328-4479) and at Piepenburg Park (caretaker’s phone 320-587-2082).
2013 PARK SHELTER RESERVATIONS
All McLeod County Park Shelters will be available on a reservation basis for 2013. To guarantee a shelter for a certain date and time, call the McLeod County Park Office, 840 Century Avenue, Hutchinson, MN 55350 at (320) 484-4334. A $35 fee is required to guarantee your reservation.
The picnic shelters are located at the following parks: Buffalo Creek, Glencoe; Swan Lake Park, Silver Lake; Wm. May Park, Winsted; Stahl’s Lake, Hutchinson; two shelters at Lake Marion Park, Brownton; and two shelters at Piepenburg Park, Belle Lake, Hutchinson.
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