Minnesota Air Quality Index Reaches Record High

(St. Paul, MN) — Smoke from wildfires in Canada has resulted in state record levels of air contamination in the Twin Cities. On Wednesday, the air quality index reached a level of one-hundred-and-seventy, breaking the previous record of one-hundred-and-thirty. It also marked the first time since 1988 that an air quality sensor in the Twin Cities metro recorded air pollution levels in the “very unhealthy” range. The smoke is causing cancelation of outdoor events in the area, and conditions are not expected to improve considerably until Friday.

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