Undated (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota DNR says the sudden change from winter to spring weather has already led to numerous wildfires in the northern part of the state.

The main problem is the delay in the spring green-up.

As of Wednesday morning, the DNR rated the fire danger in the northern half of the state as moderate to high. It’s also rated high in several counties in SE Minnesota, including Olmsted.

There is a slight chance for rain across southeast Minnesota Thursday but then warmer and drier weather is expected into the middle of next week.

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