Area under air quality alert through early evening

Published 8:28 am Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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Southern Minnesota has been placed under an air quality alert for fine particle pollution by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency through 6 p.m. tonight.

According to the National Weather Service, the move was prompted by continued wildfires in Quebec that continues to linger across east central and southeast Minnesota.

A second band of smoke is moving into the state off Lake Superior.

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It’s expected that quality will improve throughout the afternoon.