No water contact advisories issued for several NE Minnesota beaches

By KBJR News 1

No water contact advisories issued for several NE Minnesota beaches

June 3, 2014 Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 12:46 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Minnesota Department of Health has issued no water contact advisories for several beaches in northeast Minnesota.

Water contact is not recommended for 20th Street and Hearding Island on the harbor-side of Park Point in Duluth, the French River, and Lakewalk Beaches in Duluth, Agate Bay and Burlington Bay in Two Harbors.

Beaches at Paradise and Durfee Creek in Grand Marais have also been posted "no water contact".

Health officials identified elevated E. coli bacteria and possible presence of fecal contamination from samples collected.

If anyone becomes ill after contact with beach water, you're asked to contact the Minnesota Department of Health.

For more information visit the Minnesota Lake Superior Beach Monitoring web site at MNBeaches.org.

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