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The beach at Robbins Island remains closed Wednesday. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Water quality issues lead to closing of Robbins Island swimming beach in WIllmar, Minn.


WILLMAR -- The Robbins Island swimming beach on Foot Lake remains closed after routine testing last week uncovered a high fecal count.

Water conditions at the beach are most likely due to a combination of the local Canada goose population, runoff from recent rainfall and typical late-summer stagnant water, said Steve Brisendine, Willmar Community Education and Recreation director.

"We want to try to keep it safe," he said. "It's just something we're concerned about."

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Anne Polta

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