The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a code orange air quality alert that was set to expire at 3 p.m. Saturday, affecting the entire state of Minnesota, as well as tribal nations.

However, as of 3:30 p.m., Minneapolis was still showing an AQI above 150.

That ranks alongside Doha, Qatar; Lahore, Pakistan; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Kampala, Uganda among the cities worldwide with the unhealthiest air. Air considered unhealthy for all population groups.

Wildfire smoke is carried by transport winds horizontally across Canada and into the Upper Midwest, traveling nearly 1,500 miles.

In the coming days, wildfire smoke will continue to be funneled through winds and eventually disperse.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency meteorologist Matt Taraldsen said the smoke will likely have a burnt plastic smell instead of a wood smoke smell because it's traveling about a thousand miles and being oxidized in the atmosphere.

This marks the 25th day with an air quality alert in the state -- a new record.

Wildfire season does not have a hard finish line, so expectations for more wildfire smoke and air quality alerts remain a concern through the summer.