GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ The near white-out conditions Grand
Forks residents endured this week has an upside: The county's burn
ban is lifted.
Sheriff Bob Rost announced the lift Friday. He says rural fire
chiefs have reported that enough precipitation has fallen to lift
Rost warns that people still need to monitor any fires and be
prepared to put out fires if they start to get out of control.
The county is one of several to implement burning bans over the
past few weeks as the ongoing drought created ideal conditions for
fire to spread. Pembina and Nelson counties lifted their burning
bans Thursday. The area was hit by more than 4 inches of snow in
some spots late Wednesday and early Thursday.