'No water contact' advisories lifted for several Northland beaches

By KBJR News 1

'No water contact' advisories lifted for several Northland beaches

July 1, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 1:28 PM CDT

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 and Grand Marais Downtown Beach.

Advisories remain in place for the Park Point Beach House (Lakeside) and Agate Bay Beach in Two Harbors beaches.

Resampling for all beaches is scheduled.

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

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