Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation is looking for lifeguards. They need help at Battle Creek Waterworks and the county’s five guarded swimming beaches at Long Lake Regional Park, Tony Schmidt Regional Park, Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park, Lake Josephine County Park and Lake McCarrons County Park.
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Beaches at Baker Park Reserve are closed Thursday due to high E. coli counts. Signs posted at beaches, such as Lake Independence, alerted visitors that beaches were closed until further notice.
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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation board will open their wading pools for the season on Saturday, June 7. The city will open the following pools on Saturday.
An effort to prevent people from drowning due to dangerous currents along the Great Lakes will include installing kits with life-saving aids such as ring buoys and youth life jackets at 10 public beaches along Lake Michigan, officials announced Monday.
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Because summer won’t let up, 31 Minneapolis wading pools won’t close until Sunday, Sept. 8. About 30 wading pools located on or adjacent to Minneapolis Public School property closed on Aug. 26, on the first day of school. Beaches remain open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Swim docks at Nokomis, Calhoun and Harriet lakes have been removed.
It’s still good swimming weather with a heat index in the upper 90s, but you might have to search for a safe place to swim. Many municipal pools have closed for the season and a lot of local beaches no longer have lifeguards.
Officials said the 32nd Beach at Lake Calhoun was closed on Monday after enough E. coli bacteria was found to put the general public at risk. The Hiawatha Beach was also closed because of E. coli concerns.
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With a summer that doesn’t seem to want to end, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is extending the season at 32 of its 65 wading pools.
Lake Hiawatha in south Minneapolis has been closed to swimming because of high bacteria levels.