The MPCA measured fine particle (PM2.5) pollution at the Lowry Avenue site from January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014. Fine particle levels measured in North Minneapolis are below all federal air quality standards and closely match fine particle concentrations measured at other Twin Cities monitoring sites on the majority of days. On a number of days fine particle concentrations at the Lowry Avenue site were elevated compared to other Twin Cities area monitoring sites. This suggests that a local source may be contributing to elevated PM2.5 concentrations on some monitoring days.
Summary documents for the North Minneapolis PM2.5 monitoring project
North Minneapolis Fine Particle Monitoring — Results from January 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014
North Minneapolis Fine Particle Monitoring — Results from July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013
North Minneapolis Fine Particle Monitoring - Results from January 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013
Air Monitoring in North Minneapolis: Background information (aq2-57)