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WDIO Storm Track Allergy Report

Friday, July 30th: Allergy levels are moderate today with grasses and weeds as pollen producers.

We will update our allergy forecast Monday through Friday during Good Morning Northland and on WDIO.com.

Smoke triggers pollution alerts in US West and Midwest

Canadian wildfire smoke continues to linger over much of the country.

Air Quality Advisory updated and extended across the Northland

As more smoke from the Canadian fires has moved into the region, Northwest Wisconsin has been included in the Air Quality Advisory.  The Air Quality Alert for northern Minnesota has been extended through Tuesday. The MPCA is calling it "unprecedented."

Poor air quality affects the Northland, is it safe to go outside?

What to do about the poor air quality and your health. 

Minnesota launches "Vax to School" campaign

Minnesota has launched a "Vax to School" campaign to encourage students, staff, and their families to get vaccinated before school begins. They say now is the time in order to achieve full immunization before the first day of school.

NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

The CDC announced new recommendations Tuesday that even vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

Minnesota officials urge shots as delta variant surges

Minnesota health officials warn that the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for more than 75% of the state’s new COVID-19 cases.

McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' as cases spike

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is imploring unvaccinated Americans to take the COVID-19 shot. McConnell urged people to ignore the “demonstrably bad advice” coming from pundits and others against the vaccines.

4 companies on verge of settling US opioid lawsuits

Four companies are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle lawsuits brought by state and local governments across the country over the toll of prescription opioids.

Integrated health clinic coming to Superior's East End

Lake Superior Community Health Clinic broke ground on a new, expanded location in Superior's East End. It will offer patients medical, dental, chiropractic, and behavioral health care. 

Wisconsin included in Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium

Nine people in Wisconsin and Illinois have been infected with Salmonella Typhimurium from pre-packaged salad greens produced by BrightFarms, Inc. of Rochelle, Illinois.

A mama bear and her cub dig through trash near Observation Rd.

Food Storage Order issued for the Superior National Forest

Interstate Island project helping terns return

Summer of State Parks: Copper Falls

All campfires now prohibited in BWCA