Two city beaches, including one at Calhoun, close due to E. coli

UPDATE: The Park Board has re-opened the beach at Lake Calhoun. The Hiawatha beach remains closed.

The Minneapolis Park Board has closed two city beaches because of high E. coli counts.

The beach on the east side of Calhoun where the lake meets 32nd Street was closed after a test was taken Tuesday revealing a level of E. coli above state guidelines. The beach at Lake Hiawatha was also closed for E. coli.

All other city beaches remain open, including two others on Lake Calhoun.

The Park Board, in a press release, said it would re-test water at the beaches and re-open them as soon as the E. coli levels dip below the 1,260 mark.

High bacteria counts, including for E. coli, often comes from waterfowl or storm water that washes into lakes after a rain, according to a Park Board press release.