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MPCA Expands Air Pollution Alert In Eastern Minn.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has expanded its air pollution advisory and has now put the eastern two-thirds of the state under an air pollution health alert.

03/07/2014

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MPCA Issues Air Pollution Alert, Advisory

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health alert for western Minnesota effective through noon on Friday. The agency says a strong temperature inversion, snow melt and fog are trapping fine-particle pollution near the surface, causing unhealthy levels for sensitive groups. An air pollution health advisory has also been issued for the southern half of Minnesota — including the Twin Cities and Rochester — beginning Thursday evening and extending into Friday morning. Fine-particle concentrations are expected to increase and may reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups for short periods.

03/06/2014

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Heat Triggers Pollution Advisory For Metro

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a health advisory Monday because of the air pollution caused by the heat. The MPCA says that the ozone concentration is at its highest point during the evening between 5 – 9 p.m. They advise that people should avoid too much outdoor activity during this time of day. Despite the advisory, people are still spending time outside, and many are taking precautions.

07/08/2013

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Minn. PCA Issues Air Pollution Alert

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for the Twin Cities and Rochester. The alert is for Sunday and Monday. The agency says sunny skies, hot temperatures and light winds are leading to pollution concentrations that considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.

07/08/2013

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Report Shows Twin Cities Getting Better Grades In Air Pollution

A report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association shows the Twin Cities is making progress in fighting air pollution.

04/24/2013

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Air Pollution Advisory Issued For Southern Minn.

The Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota including the Twin Cities area.

03/07/2013

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Air Pollution Alert Issued For Twin Cities, Rochester

An air pollution health alert has been issued for both the Twin Cities and the Rochester area on Tuesday until midnight.

02/26/2013

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Air-Pollution Alert Issued For Much Of Minnesota

Minnesota officials have issued an air-pollution health alert for the southern two-thirds of the state. They urge people who are sensitive to air pollution to take proper precautions.

12/01/2012

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101 Degrees Makes Hottest July 4 On Record

It’s now one for the record books. The temperature in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Wednesday reached a record-breaking 101 degrees.

07/04/2012

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Dangerously High Temps, Humidity For The 4th

Minnesotans are dealing with stifling heat and high humidity as they try to celebrate the July Fourth holiday safely.

07/03/2012

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Air Pollution Advisory Extended In Twin Cities

Minnesota health officials have extended an air pollution warning in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area through Tuesday due to expected high levels of ozone.

07/02/2012

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Air Pollution Advisory For Monday In Twin Cities

Hot temperatures forecast for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and wildfires burning out west are creating a potentially unhealthy air situation in the Twin Cities.

07/01/2012

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Heat, Pollution Advisories Issued For Wednesday

Not only is it expected to be extra hot in Minnesota on Wednesday, the Twin Cities and Rochester have also been put under an air pollution health advisory.

06/27/2012

T-Shirt Pollution Detector

Smog, car exhaust, greenhouse gasses, all are bad for the lungs. And now there’s a t-shirt to warn you when those levels get too high.

01/25/2011

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