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Prescribed burn taking place near Hokah Thursday

HOKAH, Minn. (WXOW) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation is conducting a prescribed burn near Hokah Thursday.

A trained prescribed burn crew will be monitoring the burn.

Traffic should not be affected, but a MnDOT spokesperson said residents in the area might notice smoke from the work. Prescribed burns are done to promote native prairie vegetation growth and control weeds and brush.

The MnDOT spokesperson said uncontrolled brush and small trees near roadways can create a safety hazard.

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