AUDIO: Sanford Health Nurse Practitioner explains danger of air quality for sensitive groups

Sanford Health’s Nurse Practitioner Ashley Wavrin is warning about the dangers of air quality, as wildfire smoke comes to the area from north of the Canadian border.

Northern Minnesota is under an Orange Air Quality Index, meaning the air is considered unhealthy for those with respiratory or cardiovascular issues. 

The air quality alert is in effect through tomorrow morning. 

Listen to the full interview with Wavrin:


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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