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St Paul (KROC AM News) - Minnesotans are being told to expect another round of smoke and haze Friday.

An air quality alert remains in effect for most of Minnesota, an advisory not only meant for those with certain health conditions but the general public.

sun nearly blocked by wildfire smoke in Rochester- Kim David/TSM

North winds continue to blow smoke from wildfires in Canada into Minnesota and more may be on the way. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says air quality in most areas should fall below alert levels by Friday afternoon.

hazy skies at Rochester Athletic Center - Kim David/TSM

But the PCA also says:

“Unfortunately the improved air quality will be short-lived. A cold front will push through on Saturday and another shot of smoke will arrive Saturday/Saturday night and linger through at least Sunday.”

This will likely produce another round of air quality alerts.

The most recent air quality report from the Rochester area shows the particulates level is in the range that is unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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