Not only are we lucky enough to have one of the most beautiful places in the country to live, now we know we can breathe easier too.

It honestly seems like no surprise that Duluth would rank so high when it comes to air quality, with all the trees and other foliage, plus a population that prides itself on healthy commuting options when at all possible.

According to a new study from The American Lung Association  four in ten residents live in counties where the ozone or particle pollution has reached unhealthy levels. So I guess when winter rears it's ugly head again this winter I will step outside and take a deep breath of fresh air, and be grateful that I live here.