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MPCA warns of blue-green algae potential

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ST. PAUL -- With hot weather in the forecast, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning of the potential for blue-green algae in Minnesota waters.

The algae thrive in hot weather and nutrient rich waters, and it can be toxic to both animals and humans. It can cause severe illness and in some cases death.

So far this summer, the MPCA has not received any reports of dogs, other animals, or humans being affected, according to a news release from the agency.

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