The thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires is causing unhealthy air quality conditions across a large part of Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that the air quality is rated unhealthy for everyone from a large part of northwestern Minnesota, including Detroit Lakes, extending down to Brainerd and St. Cloud toward the Twin Cities suburbs.
A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south. National Weather Service forecasters say Tuesday that smoke from wildfires in northern Saskatchewan is blowing as far south as Tennessee. A thick band of smoke extends through much of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
One person was injured after a house explosion in Beltrami County, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said around 5:35 p.m. Monday the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an explosion near Carr Lake Road Southwest in Grant Valley Township.
Smoke alarms are by far the most effective way to get your family out safely when there’s a fire. Still, statistics show one out of every four people who die in a house fire have a working smoke alarm in the home at the time. We went to one of the leading experts in Minnesota, Jamie Novak, to put alarms to the test.
Firefighters rescued three people from a two-alarm fire at a Minneapolis group home Thursday evening. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to a report of a fire at 2524 Portland Ave. just after 7 p.m., where they found heavy smoke coming from the two-and-a-half-story group home. Crews extinguished fire in the attic, second floor and rear portion of the house.
Timberwolves Play By Play man Alan Horton describes the scene last night in Mexico City.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash involving a semi that left a plume of smoke over Highway 55 on Friday morning in Golden Valley. The state patrol said the incident took place at Highway 55 and Boone. One is dead, and the status of the other driver is unknown. The semi truck had reportedly burst into flames.
Theater employees in Minnesota are pushing back against a call to ban smoking on stage.
Flames sprouted out of a sewer after an electrical fire Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Warehouse District, authorities said.
A 16-year-old girl is in the hospital after firefighters rescued her Thursday afternoon from a St. Paul house that was on fire and full of smoke, authorities say.
Female smokers are now dying from lung cancer and lung disease far more often than they were several decades ago.
Minnesota State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer said he wants to make it clear: Smoking will still be allowed on the fairgrounds, but not nearly in as many areas.
Smoke is hanging in the skies over a large part of of northern Minnesota as it drifts from the wildfires in the northwest corner of the state.
Fighting fires in Minnesota – like the ones burning in the northwestern portion of the state — doesn’t just happen on the ground. It’s also happening in the air; 2500 feet above the ground.
Ramsey firefighters say a man, who didn’t hesitate to save a woman he didn’t know, is a hero.
The citizens board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking another crack at approving rules meant to cut the haze that sometimes clouds the views at Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.
More than 200 people had to be evacuated from a Delta flight bound for Seattle Tuesday.
Backyard fire pits have become popular in the city and the suburbs, but they are not OK with everyone.