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Local beaches are open

Lifeguards Heather Johnson and Meghan Bristow were on duty at the Lake L’Homme Dieu beach Friday afternoon. The beaches opened for the season on June 9. (Courtney Bitzan/Echo Press)

Local beaches are open for the season! Lifeguards began staffing the beaches at Lake L’Homme Dieu and Lake Latoka in Alexandria on June 9, and will be on duty at each daily from noon to 7 p.m. 

There will not be lifeguards on duty if the temperature is below 70 degrees or if threatening weather is present.

The beaches in Douglas County that are open but will not have lifeguards on duty are City Park Beach and Rotary Beach in Alexandria, Chippewa County Park Beach in Brandon, Lake Carlos State Park Beach near Carlos, and Lake Osakis Beach in Osakis.