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Kansas State University researchers have concluded that the decades-long practice of Kansas ranchers burning grassland in late April could take place virtually any time with no ill effects. E. Gene Towne and Joseph Craine based their research on 20 years of data collected from burning at the Konza Prairie Biological Station south of Manhattan. They say grass composition and production were not negatively affected by burning in the fall or winter. That's contrary to research from more than 40...

Despite rain, ground still too dry for burning; Judge orders restitution in child porn case; Washburn University holding Jules Verne film fest. Burn Ban In Effect, Despite Recent Rain Though much of Kansas has received plenty of rain recently, state fire officials say it's still too dry for outdoor burning. The State Fire Marshal and Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council issued a burn advisory Tuesday, citing high winds, low humidity and other factors. State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen says...