Beach Advisory in Place for Two Duluth Beaches

By KBJR News 1

Beach Advisory in Place for Two Duluth Beaches

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Beach goers are advised to stay out of the water of two Duluth beaches due to elevated E. coli bacteria.

The following beaches showed elevated levels of E. coli from water samples:
- Minnesota Point Harborside / 15th Street Beach (formerly New Duluth Boat Club / 14th Street beach) on the harbor-side of Park Point in Duluth at 15th Street.

- 20th Street / Hearding Island Canal Beach on the harbor-side of Park Point, at 20th Street.

The elevated E. coli bacteria levels could be due to fecal contamination in the water at these beaches.

If you become sick after coming into contact with the water at these beaches, you are asked to call the Minnesota Health Department.

The water at both beaches will be tested again later today.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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