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Nearly 120 report sickness after Lake Minnetonka boating on July 4th


Elizabeth Flores – Star Tribune

Boaters took to the water as the sun set on Lake Minnetonka Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Excelsior, MN. Hennepin County epidemiologists were continuing to investigate reports that a number of people who were boating around Big Island on Lake Minnetonka got sick over the July 4th weekend.

Nearly 120 people have reported getting sick after boating near Big Island on Lake Minnetonka over the long July 4th weekend, Hennepin County Public Health officials said.

As of Wednesday morning, the county said that 116 boaters on Minnetonka reported having been at Big Island during the holiday weekend and have since experienced vomiting and/or multiple episodes of diarrhea.


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