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Conditions improve at Western UP beaches

12 beaches reopen, seven more are ‘swim at their own risk’


June 29, 2018


HANCOCK — It’s been almost two weeks since heavy rains caused flooding across parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula; and beaches across the western U.P. are starting to reopen after they were closed due to high E.coli levels from the storms.

Twelve recreation locations are listed as open, according to a Western U.P. Health Department health advisory Thursday, including beaches in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties.

The twelve locations are: Bete Grise, Calumet Waterworks, Eagle Harbor, Eagle River, Fort Wilkins State Park, Lake...

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