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Wildfire smoke in Minnesota brings dystopian skies to the Midwest

1 month ago   |   By Grist

Last Thursday, my family took turns standing in our backyard, staring upward in horror. Smoke so thick that it dimmed the sun obscured the Minneapolis sky, and the smell of a campfire hung in the air. Hundreds of miles north of us, across the Canadian border, over 150 fires were raging in Northwest Ontario, sending massive smoke plumes to settle over Minnesota and Wisconsin.
While the sight and smell of thick smoke might be familiar in other parts of the country, officials from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency called the event ‘unprecedented' for the state. Last Thursday, the state...
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