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Study of Chemicals in Minnesota Lakes Finds Cocaine in a Third of Lakes Sampled

A study has been done on 50 lakes across Minnesota looking for chemicals that find their way into the lakes.  The most common chemical was DEET (used in bug spray).  Followed by a plastics chemical, and then surprisingly cocaine showed up.  Sometimes the cocaine was even found in remote lakes not near a sewer run off.

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Flickr User: aroid
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5 Ways To Avoid Recreational Water Illnesses This Memorial Day Weekend

I have SO many wonderful memories of swimming in area lakes during my childhood.  Chub Lake in Carlton, Sandy Lake in the Mahtowa/Barnum area, Moose Lake and of course, Park Point.  I remember swimmer's itch and stepping on tin cans an

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Cathy’s Top 5 Best Places to Swim in The Duluth / Superior Area

B105's evening gal, Jeanne Ryan and I were chatting about where we use to swim when we were kids. She said her family always wants to go to "The Deeps", near Lester Park. Sounds kinda scary, because IT IS!!!

Kids jump from high rocks into the murky waters below....and have to run and jump with enough force to propel themselves far enough from the rocks that line the water’s edge. While trying to find "The Deeps", Homie and I ran into these kids swinging from the rocks and dropping into the water below.

I immediately wondered, just WHO tied the knot in the rope? The rope was tied to the train trestle. We thought THIS was the "The Deeps", until we were told it was further down. As you can see by the picture, jumping in the Lester River has gone on for ages. I had 5 favorite swimming spots growing up. Well, 6, if you count the pond in the back forty of the Laveau Dairy Farm in Wrenshall. Now that I'm grown up, I still like to swim in some of those spots, here are the best place to swim in the Duluth/Superior area.

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