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After retest, E. coli-affected beaches in Minneapolis to remain closed

After retest, E. coli-affected beaches in Minneapolis to remain closed Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: July 10, 2019 06:50 AM

Beaches in Minneapolis with reportedly high levels of E. coli are expected to remains closed through next week.

Tuesday, Minneapolis Park and Recreation crew members retested the water at Lake Hiawatha beach, the 32nd Street Beach and Thomas Beach and found bacteria levels continue to remain higher than state guidelines allow.

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In recent weeks, officials have warned swimmers throughout the metro about E. coli concerns.


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According to the Minnesota Department of Health, some general tips for preventing waterborne illnesses include showering before and after swimming and making sure the water doesn't enter the mouth while swimming.

Additionally, those with children who are going into the water are advised to change their diapers regularly. The MDH also advises swimmers to avoid going into the water after it rains, as contaminants from the land may have recently entered the water.

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