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City in Northwestern Minnesota Evacuated

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Karlstad, MN (KDAL) - Karlstad, in Northwestern Minnesota, was evacuated yesterday afternoon in advance of a wildfire that threatened the community, which is north of Thief River Falls.  Seven hundred people live in Karlistad. 

High winds grounded an airborne assault on the flames. Fire crews came in from as far away as Grand Forks and this morning that fire is under control.  Tens of thousands of acres burned yesterday in Northwestern Minnesota as that area is under a fire danger alert due to drought conditions, high winds and warm temperatures, which is the forecast there for today.

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