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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Lake Harriet Southeast Beach is temporarily closed, due to high bacteria levels, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Tuesday’s regular sampling of bacteria found that E. coli exceeded state guidelines for a single day.

No swimmers at the beach have reported any illnesses due to the higher level of bacteria.

All other Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board public beaches are open, including the North Beach at Lake Harriet.

The bacteria levels are likely higher at the Southeast Beach, due to heavy rainfall from the weekend and the recent hot weather.

The park and recreation board will re-sample the beach’s bacteria levels on Wednesday. The beach will be closed until the bacteria levels are in compliance with state guidelines.

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