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Pollution advisory issued for region

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Red Wing Minnesota 2760 North Service Drive / P.O. Box 15 55066

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued Friday an air pollution advisory for the southern two-thirds of the state until midday today.

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People with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, children and the elderly are encouraged to postpone or reduce vigorous activity while the advisory is in effect.

A combination of fog, high pressure and light winds are expected to allow fine particle pollution to accumulate near unsafe levels for at-risk groups.

Increasing winds this afternoon will help to clear pollution particulates, the MPCA said.

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