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Unprecedented air quality alert continues across all of Minnesota, air quality alert due to wildfire smoke in effect through Tuesday, Aug. 3

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air quality alert for all of Minnesota. This is an unprecedented significant air quality event for Minnesota, extending over many days. The alert takes effect Friday, July 30, beginning at 12 … Continue reading

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Smoke Across North America

While plumes of wildfire smoke from western North America have passed over the northeastern U.S. and Canada multiple times each summer in recent years, they often go unnoticed. That is because smoke that spreads far from its source typically moves … Continue reading

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MPCA issues air quality alert for Twin Cities, parts of central Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for the Twin Cities and portions of central Minnesota, including cities like Willmar and Hutchinson. The warning runs from 2 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Thursday. A release said … Continue reading

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Smoke prompts air pollution health advisory for Northeastern Minnesota 

Thick smoke and haze in the Northland — from wildfires both in the region and far to the north and west in Canada — has prompted the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to issue an air pollution health advisory for Northeastern … Continue reading

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Canadian wildfire smoke on course to reach Minnesota by Thursday

Smoke from a wildfire rises in the air as cars line up on a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. At least half of a northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by … Continue reading

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Twin Cities air pollution linked to 2,000 deaths a year

Every year air pollution in the Twin Cities contributes to the deaths of about 2,000 people and sends another 1,000 to the hospital for asthma and heart disease treatment. Two state agencies released those findings Monday morning in an analysis … Continue reading

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Smoke from hundreds of North American wildfires is taking a toll on U.S. air quality

There are hundreds of active wildfires burning in Canada and Alaska this week in what has been a horrible fire season so far. Unfortunately, the smoke from all of these fires has to go somewhere, and the jet stream has been … Continue reading

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Air pollution advisory posted for southern Minnesota through the weekend

Relatively warm, moist weather conditions led the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Thursday to post an air pollution health advisory for the southern half of Minnesota running through early Sunday morning. An advisory means conditions are approaching unhealthy levels for sensitive … Continue reading

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