Water Contact Not Advised at Main Public Beach on Park Point

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Water Contact Not Advised at Main Public Beach on Park Point

July 17, 2012 Updated Jul 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Beach goers are advised not to enter the water at seven Northland beaches from Duluth all the way to Grand Marais due to elevated E. coli bacteria levels.

The beaches include:

- Beach House on the lakeside of Park Point in Duluth, at the end of Minnesota Avenue.

- Lakewalk East / 16th Avenue East Beach in Duluth, on the Lakewalk, adjacent to the 16th Avenue East foot-bridge.

- Minnesota Point Harbor side/15th 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.

- Sky Harbor Parking Lot Beach on the harbor-side of Park Point in Duluth, at the end of Minnesota Avenue.

- The Grand Marais Downtown Beach in Grand Marais.

- Grand Marais Campground Beach in Grand Marais adjacent to the pavilion and campground.

These elevated E. coli bacteria levels could be due to fecal contamination at these Northland beaches.

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

The water at each beach will be re-sampled on Tuesday, July 17th.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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