Lake Superior Swimming Risky as Beach House Opens

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A beautiful day across the Northland Tuesday, but down by Lake Superior a cool breeze is fueled by even cooler water. It’s creating dangerous conditions for swimmers.

“Hypothermia is a big risk,” Cheryl Vander Heyden, with the Duluth YMCA, said. “It’s always a risk in Lake Superior because it never gets very warm, but the risk is much higher this year.”

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