...AIR QUALITY ALERT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...
WHAT...The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air
Quality Alert for fine particle pollution. The Air Quality Index
(AQI) is expected to reach the Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive
WHEN...Through midnight tonight.
IMPACTS...Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease
(including asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults,
may experience health effects.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A band of smoke from wildfires in Quebec is
currently over eastern Minnesota. Smoke will linger through the
day Monday before gradually dissipating Tuesday morning.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults, should
limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
Reduce or eliminate activities that contribute to air pollution,
such as outdoor burning, and use of residential wood burning
devices. Reduce vehicle trips and vehicle idling as much as
Keep windows closed overnight to prevent smoke from getting
For information on current air quality conditions in your area;
and to sign up for daily air quality forecasts and alert;
notifications by email, text message, phone, or the EPA AirNow;
mobile app, visit https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/current-air-;
quality. You can find additional information about health and air;
quality at https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/why-you-should-care-;
The YSL students from the Waseca High School came out to Lakeshore Rehabilitation Center to host a “prom” with the residents. (Photo courtesy of Lakeshore Rehabilitation Center)
The start of May saw some exciting developments at Lakeshore Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living Facility. On May 3, the property hosted its annual “prom,” where Youth Service Leader (YSL) students from Waseca High School dress up in formal wear and come hold a dance with Lakeshore residents.