Holy crap! Manure odor drifts into Twin Cities
November 17, 2023
If you noticed a putrid smell, akin to poop, while trying to get some fresh air in the Twin Cities on Thursday, you aren't alone - and you weren't mistaken.
The odor is from manure applied as fertilizer on farm fields across southern Minnesota, carried north to the metro by strong winds, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said in a social media post. The agency said it received "a lot of questions" Thursday about the manure odor, which has come and gone in recent days.
Elijah Roberts, 28, noticed the strong, "disgusting" smell as he was walking to his gym in Uptown. He said the smells are something he hoped to escape by steering clear of rural parts of Minnesota.