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Shut windows Sunday night, Minnesota, because of poor air quality

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality red alert - considered unhealthy for all - beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday as wildfire smoke from Canada wafts into the state.

The alert is the first issued statewide in the 2024 season, following a record number of alerts - 21 across Minnesota - issued in 2023. The smoke will follow a cold front coming in from north to south, sticking around overnight, the MPCA said in a social media post Sunday. The agency is urging Minnesotans to keep their windows shut overnight Sunday.

At red alert levels, everyone should limit long periods of exertion outside. Sensitive groups, including children, older adults and those with respiratory concerns, should avoid prolonged exertion.


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