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MPRB to reduce lifeguards at park beaches

MPRB to reduce lifeguards at park beaches Photo: KSTP-TV.

Ben Rodgers
Updated: July 31, 2020 08:34 AM
Created: July 31, 2020 08:30 AM

Friday, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board announced it will reduce lifeguarding services at park beaches due to a staffing shortage. 

Originally, MPRB staffed lifeguards at five beaches. Now, only the Bde Maka Ska Thomas beach, Lake Nokomis main beach and Wirth Lake beach will be staffed. 

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Lifeguards will be on duty at the beach from noon to 7 p.m. In the event temperatures are above 85 degrees, lifeguards will remain on duty until 8 p.m. 

The lifeguard service will continue at the beaches through Labor Day. 


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