'No water contact' advisories lifted for several Northland beaches

By KBJR News 1

'No water contact' advisories lifted for several Northland beaches

August 5, 2014 Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 1:10 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A no water contact advisory has been lifted for several beaches in northeast Minnesota.

Tuesday the Minnesota Department of Health issued no water contact advisories for Agate Bay Beach in Two Harbors, Grand Marais Downtown Beach, Leif Erikson Park Beach, Park Point Beach House (Lakeside) and Sky Harbor Parking Lot Beach (Harbor side).

Recent sampling indicated elevated levels of E. coli bacteria levels identified the possible presence of fecal contamination.

However, Wednesday the department removed advisories from the Leif Erikson Park Beach, Grand Marais Downtown Beach and the Park Point Beach House (Lakeside).

Also, Thursday the department removed advisories from the Agate Bay Beach.

An advisory remains in place at the Sky Harbor Parking Lot Beach.

Resampling for all beaches is scheduled.

If anyone becomes ill after contact with beach water, contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 1-877-366-3455.

Visit the Minnesota Lake Superior Beach Monitoring website.

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