MPCA Issues Air Quality Alert for Western, Northwestern Minnesota thru Saturday

MPCA Issues Air Quality Alert for Western, Northwestern Minnesota thru Saturday Photo: KSTP

August 09, 2018 03:16 PM

Minnesotans heading to the cabin may want to spend the start of the weekend indoors.

That's because the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for west and northwestern Minnesota beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday and running through 10 a.m. Saturday. 

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Areas included in the alert are Worthington, Marshall, Ortonville, Moorhead, East Grand Forks, Roseau and Bemidji, as well as the tribal nations of Red Lake, Leech Lake and Upper Sioux.

RELATED: Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern Minnesota

The unhealthy air quality can impact those with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, people with heart disease or high blood pressure, children and old adults and people who spend extended time outdoors. 

The alert stems from wildfires in western Canada.

The MPCA said statewide improvements in air quality are expected Sunday.

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