The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality Alert for fine particle pollution from 8 am this morning through 3 pm Saturday for Central and southern Minnesota.
The Air Quality Index is expected to reach the Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults, should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
Reduce or eliminate activities that contribute to air pollution, such as outdoor burning, and use of residential wood burning devices. Reduce vehicle trips and vehicle idling as much as
Keep windows closed to prevent smoke from getting indoors.