Metro Area Beaches Remain Closed Over E. Coli ConcernsSwimmers are being told to avoid Excelsior Beach on Lake Minnetonka and the swimming beach on McCarrons Lake in Roseville.
At Least 5 Beaches In The Twin Cities Closed Due To E. Coli Levels Ahead Of Warm WeekendAs temperatures look to soar into the 90s this weekend, at least five beaches in the Twin Cities are closed due to dangerously high level of E. coli bacteria.
Grants Given To Help Great Lakes CitiesThe federal government is handing out $2 million to cities along the Great Lakes to cut down storm water runoff and improve water quality at beaches.
5 Best Beaches In North CarolinaThere are many quaint beach towns located throughout North Carolina; however, only a few stand out and are definite must-see destinations for those looking to enjoy an Oceanside vacation.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Beach In MinnesotaYour votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
A Call Out To Lifeguards In The Dead Of WinterRamsey 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.
Now's The Time To Take That Beach VacationTravel agents say now is a good time for that beach vacation. With the state of the economy and low gas prices, spring break trips are booking fast. If you want to save some money and avoid the lines, experts say to try some last minute deals.
Baker Park Reserve Beaches Closed Due To E. Coli ThreatBeaches 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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Minneapolis Park And Recreation Board Wading Pools Open June 7The 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.
Beaches Along Great Lakes To Get Life-Saving AidsAn 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.