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Published March 08, 2010, 01:45 PM

Part Of Southern Minnesota Under Air Alert

A large part of southern Minnesota is under an air alert from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which means the amount of particles in the air could be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A large part of southern Minnesota is under

an air alert from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which

means the amount of particles in the air could be unhealthy for

sensitive groups.

The agency says the alert on Monday includes the Twin Cities,

Rochester, Marshall, St. Cloud and Detroit Lakes areas. High

pollution levels are expected to fall as the day goes on in the

western affected areas, but linger near the Twin Cities and

Rochester.

The most sensitive groups include those with respiratory or

cardiovascular disease, young children, the elderly and people who

participate in activities that require heavy exertion.

The agency says air quality is expected to improve on Tuesday as

a low-pressure system moves into the state.

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