Air Quality Alert Issued for Portions of Minnesota Thursday

Air Quality Alert Issued for Portions of Minnesota Thursday Photo: KSTP

September 13, 2017 05:10 PM

High temperatures, wildfire smoke and sunshine are expected to harm air quality in eastern and central Minnesota on Thursday, prompting the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to issue an alert.

The alert will be in effect Thursday from 12 to 8 p.m. Impacted areas include the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Hinckley and the Tribal Nation of Mille Lacs.


The unhealthy air quality is expected to affect people who have asthma or other breathing conditions, children and teenagers, people doing extended activity outdoors and healthy people who are more sensitive to ozone.

The MPCA suggests those who live in the affected areas limit outdoor physical activity, stay away from local sources of air pollution and carry inhalers if they have asthma or other breathing conditions.


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