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High E. Coli Levels Temporarily Closes Some Mpls. Beaches

Updated: 08/05/2014 10:49 PM
Created: 08/05/2014 6:29 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Some Minneapolis public beaches have been temporarily closed after high levels of E. coli were found.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board temporarily closed the Lake Hiawatha Beach, Thomas Beach and the 32nd Street Beach at Lake Calhoun after test samples found  E. coli levels exceeded the state standards.

While there have been no reports of any illness from swimmers at any of the Minneapolis beaches, the park board routinely monitors its beaches and proactively closes beaches if bacteria levels exceed state guidelines, according to the city.

All other public beaches in Minneapolis are open, including the North Beach at Lake Calhoun.

The beaches will re-open when test results are within state guidelines. They will be re-sampled this week.

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