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    • Air Quality Alert

      Air Quality Alert in effect until 9:00 AM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

    ...Air Quality Alert in effect from 11 am today through 9 am

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

    A narrow but thick band of wildfire smoke originating from British
    Columbia is currently over central and northeast Minnesota this
    morning. Air pollution monitors show fine particulates greater than
    an Air Quality Index (AQI) value of 101 (Orange) in this area. This
    plume of smoke is expected to move south during the day and persist
    into the overnight. During this time, fine particle pollution is
    expected to remain at, or above, a level that is considered unhealthy
    for sensitive groups. Conditions will begin to improve overnight from
    north to south as the smoke plume begins to exit the region. The
    smoke is expected to exit the state completely by 9 a.m. tomorrow.

    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

    Lake Benton, MN Radar