Minnesota air quality alert Thursday-Friday

An air quality alert has been issued for the entire state of Minnesota Thursday through Friday due to wildfire smoke blowing in from Canada. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued the air quality alert that took effect at midnight Thursday and is set to run until 11 p.m. on Friday for the whole state. A cold front is bringing heavy ground-level smoke from the wildfires across the entire state, with the MPCA noting it'll reach the Twin Cities around noon and southern Minnesota by about 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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