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City beaches close for a day or two for coolness

Posted by: Steve Brandt under Parks and recreation, People and neighborhoods, Politics and government Updated: July 14, 2014 - 3:48 PM

If you're going to swim in Minneapolis, you'll be doing it without a lifeguard -- the eight park beaches and two water parks are closed Monday -- and likely Tuesday as well.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced the closing Monday because the temperature didn't meet the minimum threshold of 65 degrees.  A water park at Northeast Park and the North Commons water park operated by the YMCA followed suit.

With one weather service forecasting a temperature of 63 degrees for 11 a.m.Tuesday, when the weather closure determination is made, the closure may well extend another day. But the forecast calls for a sufficiently high temperature on Wednesday that the beaches could reopen.

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