A hazy Rochester skyline is seen from County Road 1 on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Rochester. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for northern, central, and southeast Minnesota, effective Tuesday, July 20 through Thursday, July 22, at 6 a.m. Heavy smoke from wildfires located north of the Canadian border has caused hazy skies throughout our region. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A hazy Rochester skyline is seen from County Road 1 on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Rochester. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for northern, central, and southeast Minnesota, effective Tuesday, July 20 through Thursday, July 22, at 6 a.m. Heavy smoke from wildfires located north of the Canadian border has caused hazy skies throughout our region. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A bald eagle perches in a tree on Monday, July 19, 2021, along County Road 9 just East of Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A bald eagle perches in a tree on Monday, July 19, 2021, along County Road 9 just East of Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Tate Lexvold, 11, left, jumps into the middle as Mariq Eaton, 8, left, and his brother Micha Gilliam, 4, play keep away while at a family birthday party on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Slatterly Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Tate Lexvold, 11, left, jumps into the middle as Mariq Eaton, 8, left, and his brother Micha Gilliam, 4, play keep away while at a family birthday party on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Slatterly Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mariq Eaton, 8, right, and his brother Micha Gilliam, 4, play keep away while at a family birthday party on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Slatterly Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mariq Eaton, 8, right, and his brother Micha Gilliam, 4, play keep away while at a family birthday party on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Slatterly Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Tate Lexvold, 11, left, Micha Gilliam, 4, his brother Mariq Eaton, 8, and Teagan Lexvold, 13, play keep away while at a family birthday party on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Slatterly Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Tate Lexvold, 11, left, Micha Gilliam, 4, his brother Mariq Eaton, 8, and Teagan Lexvold, 13, play keep away while at a family birthday party on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Slatterly Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Bicyclists, from left, Rebecca Choi, Chris Kujalowicz, Riley Steward, Abby Snelling and Yash Desai, all students from University of Texas at Austin, arrive at the Salvation Army Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Rochester. The group rode from La Crosse, Wis., to Rochester on Wednesday. The students are part of a group taking part in the Texas 4,000, which is a 4,000-mile bike ride to raise money for cancer research. The students are more than 30 days into their ride, and leave for Minneapolis on Thursday morning. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Bicyclists, from left, Rebecca Choi, Chris Kujalowicz, Riley Steward, Abby Snelling and Yash Desai, all students from University of Texas at Austin, arrive at the Salvation Army Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Rochester. The group rode from La Crosse, Wis., to Rochester on Wednesday. The students are part of a group taking part in the Texas 4,000, which is a 4,000-mile bike ride to raise money for cancer research. The students are more than 30 days into their ride, and leave for Minneapolis on Thursday morning. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Bicyclists, from left, Abby Snelling, Rebecca Choi, Chris Kujalowicz, Yash Desai and Riley Steward, all students from University of Texas at Austin, ride up Civic Center Drive on their way to the Salvation Army Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Rochester. The group rode from La Crosse, Wis., to Rochester on Wednesday. The students are part of a group taking part in the Texas 4,000, which is a 4,000-mile bike ride to raise money for cancer research. The students are more than 30 days into their ride, and leave for Minneapolis on Thursday morning. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Bicyclists, from left, Abby Snelling, Rebecca Choi, Chris Kujalowicz, Yash Desai and Riley Steward, all students from University of Texas at Austin, ride up Civic Center Drive on their way to the Salvation Army Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Rochester. The group rode from La Crosse, Wis., to Rochester on Wednesday. The students are part of a group taking part in the Texas 4,000, which is a 4,000-mile bike ride to raise money for cancer research. The students are more than 30 days into their ride, and leave for Minneapolis on Thursday morning. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Bicyclists from University of Texas at Austin ride up Civic Center Drive on their way to the Salvation Army Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Rochester. The group rode from La Crosse, Wis., to Rochester on Wednesday. The students are part of a group taking part in the Texas 4,000, which is a 4,000-mile bike ride to raise money for cancer research. The students are more than 30 days into their ride, and leave for Minneapolis on Thursday morning. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Bicyclists from University of Texas at Austin ride up Civic Center Drive on their way to the Salvation Army Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Rochester. The group rode from La Crosse, Wis., to Rochester on Wednesday. The students are part of a group taking part in the Texas 4,000, which is a 4,000-mile bike ride to raise money for cancer research. The students are more than 30 days into their ride, and leave for Minneapolis on Thursday morning. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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