Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn says due to an air quality alert posted for southern Minnesota burning restrictions are in place.  The alert is from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018.  No open burning will be allowed.

Sheriff Dunn says recreational campfires are also discouraged during the alert period and thanks everyone in advance for their cooperation.

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn