Water Contact Not Recommended at Main Duluth Beach

By KBJR News 1

Water Contact Not Recommended at Main Duluth Beach

August 16, 2012 Updated Aug 16, 2012 at 11:16 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- For the second time this summer, the MN Health Department is recommending beach goers stay out of the water at the main beach along Park Point in Duluth.

Due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria, water contact is not recommended at the Beach House which is located on the lakeside of Park Point in Duluth, at the end of Minnesota Avenue.

Water contact is also not recommended at the Agate Bay Beach in Two Harbors.

This advisory is in place due to possible fecal contamination at the beaches.

The MN Health Department has lifted the beach advisory on 20th Street / Hearding Island Canal Beach on the harbor-side of Park Point, at 20th Street.

The water at the Beach House and Agate Bay Beach will be resampled on Thursday, August 16th.

If you become sick after coming into contact with the water at the Beach House or Agate Bay Beach, please contact the Minnesota Health Department.

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