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Including the tribal nations of Prairie Island and Upper Sioux
Including the cities of Albert Lea, Apple Valley, Blaine,
Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Burnsville, Eagan, Eden
Prairie, Farmington, Hastings, Mankato, Maple Grove, Minneapolis,
Minnetonka, Northfield, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Rogers,
Rosemount, Roseville, Shakopee, St. Cloud, St. Louis Park,
St. Paul, Stillwater, Waconia, White Bear Lake, and Woodbury
1203 PM CDT Fri Aug 17 2018

...Air Quality Alert in effect from 8 pm tonight through 12 pm
Sunday...

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality
Alert for fine particle pollution for central and south central
Minnesota.

Canadian wildfire smoke originating from British Columbia, Alberta,
and western Ontario will continue to affect Minnesota Friday
afternoon and evening as it moves from north to south across the
state. Air pollution monitors show a rapid rise in fine particles
with values approaching an Air Quality Index (AQI) value of 101
(Orange) in northern Minnesota. This plume of smoke over northern
Minnesota is expected to move south during the day. Waves of smoke
will move over the state with air quality beginning to be impacted
in the St. Cloud to Twin Cities area by Saturday morning and Mankato
by the afternoon hours. Periods of smoke are expected to persist in
this area through Sunday morning. During this time, fine particle
pollution is expected to remain at, or above, a level that is
considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. By Sunday afternoon winds
will switch to the south improving air quality conditions.

An Air Quality Alert is issued when the AQI is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who
are active outdoors should limit prolonged exertion.

For information on current air quality conditions in your area and
to sign-up for daily air quality forecasts and alert notifications
by email, text message, phone, or the Minnesota Air mobile app,
visit https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/current-air-quality.

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Including the cities of Rochester and Winona
1221 PM CDT Fri Aug 17 2018

...Air Quality Alert in effect from 10 PM Tonight through
Noon Sunday...

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality
Alert for fine particle pollution for southeastern Minnesota.

Canadian wildfire smoke originating from British Columbia, Alberta,
and western Ontario will continue to affect Minnesota Friday
afternoon and evening as it moves from north to south across the
state.

Air pollution monitors show a rapid rise in fine particles
with values approaching an Air Quality Index (AQI) value of 101
(Orange)in northern Minnesota. This plume of smoke over northern
Minnesota is expected to move south during the day. Waves of smoke
will move over the state with air quality beginning to be impacted in
southeast Minnesota on Saturday.

Periods of smoke are expected to persist in this area through
Sunday morning. During this time, fine particle pollution is
expected to remain at, or above, a level that is considered
unhealthy for sensitive groups. By Sunday afternoon winds will
switch to the south improving air quality conditions.

An Air Quality Alert is issued when the AQI is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who are
active outdoors should limit prolonged exertion.

For information on current air quality conditions in your area and to
sign-up for daily air quality forecasts and alert notifications by
email, text message, phone, or the Minnesota Air mobile app, visit
https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/current-air-quality.

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