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Unhealthy air alert issued for most of Minnesota


Air pollution around much of the state will be at unhealthy levels for some people between midnight Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

It issued a yellow air alert for fine-particle pollution, which increases the risk for heart attacks, strokes and lung-related diseases for the elderly, children and others with health issues. It could be more severe in some parts of the state.

The problem is the result of a combination of low clouds, fog and light southeasterly to easterly winds, said Frank Kolasch, the MPCA’s air quality expert.


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