Mayor defends Lily Lake precautions

  • Article by: KEVIN GILES , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 28, 2012 - 11:52 AM

Stillwater, health experts grapple with 2 deaths from rare infection.

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grouchomarxAug. 28, 12 6:18 AM

Lisa Nelson is cruel. Her comments to the mayor were ill-informed, inappropriate and mean. She reduces a grieving mother to tears and has the mother essentially defending the mayor's action. Shameful.

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TeddyWelshAug. 28, 12 7:05 AM

One thing that can reduce the probability of an amoeba infection is the use of nose plugs while in the water. The point made by Brigid Bahnemann is very important. In prolonged hot weather any body of water, lake, pool, pond, can have unsafe organisms. This year water temperatures have been in the 80s in many lakes. Swimming is fun but use caution.

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earneditAug. 28, 12 7:20 AM

Given the number of drownings this year, maybe Ms Nelson wants all waters closed? Entirely misdirected anger Ms Nelson, Shame on you.

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jjones500Aug. 28, 1210:02 AM

Someone died in a car accident on I-94 a week ago. I guess we should close all the interstates down because they lead to deaths.

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aventadorAug. 28, 1211:55 AM

Some of the locals refer to it as "piss lake". Some areas of the west side of the lake can have a smell like that at times. Its time to take a closer look at what is draining into that lake and fix the problem. Its good that Stillwater is closing the lake.

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petermallardAug. 29, 1212:29 PM

One has to wonder how widespread this amoeba is in Minnesota lakes. If it is found in only 10% of the lakes, what are the odds that two children would die in a single lake? The odds suggest something is terribly wrong with Lily Lake. And until health officials can determine the nature of the problem, the lake should be closed and the public should be informed about potential risks in other lakes.

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