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E. coli found in water at Blue Mounds State Park

  • Associated Press
  • May 20, 2014 - 1:08 AM

LUVERNE, Minn. — With Memorial Day weekend coming up, officials at Blue Mounds State Park in southwest Minnesota are dealing with the discovery of E. coli in the water.

The park's website says the water system serving the office and main campground tested positive for the bacteria May 12 and is not safe for drinking.

The park suggests visitors bring their own drinking water. The park office also is providing gallon jugs of drinking water.

Campers Peggy and Roger Ryden tell KELO-TV  they're happy with the way the park is handling the situation.

E. coli in water is usually linked to animal waste runoff. The park is regularly checking the water supply to find out the earliest time campers can start using the water again.

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