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Bacteria levels close Marquette's South Beach

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MARQUETTE, MI— During routine testing, elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, have been detected at South Beach swimming area in Marquette.

The beach is closed to swimming until further notice.

The City of Marquette is collecting water samples daily and will reopen the beach to swimming when state water quality standards are met.

All other beaches remain open.

Signs have been posted at South Beach to alert the public.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.