GRANITE FALLS -- As of this morning, Yellow Medicine County is under a burning ban.
According to Sheriff Bill Flaten, the ban will be in place until further notice and there will be no new burning permits issued or validated. However, campfires are still allowed.
A burning ban also remains in effect for Kandiyohi, Chippewa, Meeker, Pope, Renville, Stearns and Swift counties. Similarly, no burning permits are being issued in those counties, but campfires are still allowed.