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9 of 12 Minneapolis beaches now open after E. coli bacteria testing

32nd Street beach, shown in this photo, remains closed off to the public. Photo: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
32nd Street beach, shown in this photo, remains closed off to the public.

Updated: July 30, 2019 03:56 PM

A Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board member has informed KSTP that nine of 12 beaches surrounding Lake Bde Maka Ska, formerly known as Lake Calhoun, are now open. 

The beaches that remain closed until further notice include Hiawatha Beach, Thomas Beach and 32nd Street Beach.

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RELATED: High levels of bacteria keep Minneapolis beaches closed

The North Beach opened as of Tuesday. Dozens of pools and two water parks have also opened to the public. 

Minneapolis beaches have been closed dating back to last month. Officials with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board closed off the beaches after heavy rains resulted in high levels of E. coli. 

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