Bacteria levels at Sailstar Marina area safe for swimming

The waters near the Sailstar Marina in Cass Lake are once again safe to swim in.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s Environmental Department says they took samples again on Monday and found that the bacteria levels were low enough to be safe.

Officials will continue to monitor the bacteria levels in that area throughout the summer and will update if potentially harmful bacteria levels rise too high again.

Fluctuating bacteria levels are common in Minnesota waters, as waterfowl and human activity can have an impact on water quality.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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