News

Officials wade in the water to defend cleanliness of St. Cloud lake

Officials wade in the water to defend cleanliness of St. Cloud lake Click to Enlarge Photo: J.W. Cox, KNSI

May 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - Local officials insist Lake George is clean and safe to swim in as the lake gets ready to host a triathlon next month.

The St. Cloud GraniteMan Triathlon is June 24th at Lake George. Since the event was announced, some participants have questioned whether the water is safe for swimming. St. Cloud Public Services Director Pat Shea says lake water has been tested intermittently over the last year, and the tests have come back clean.

In an effort to back their claims of cleanliness, Mayor Dave Kleis and St. Cloud firefighter Randy Giles, also the sports director for the upcoming Can-Am Games, waded into the lake Tuesday with GraniteMan logistics director Lori Ellering. One triathlete and the race director even swam across the lake to make a point about the safety of the water.

The triathlon will include a one-third mile swim in Lake George, a 15-mile bike ride, and a 5K run.

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 65°F (18°C)

Dewpoint: 53

Wind: 6 N

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar

Thu September 4, 2014

Know Your Neighbor...

Fri September 5, 2014

Graniteman 5K/10K...

Fri September 5, 2014

Graniteman...

Sat September 6, 2014

Graniteman...

Sat September 6, 2014

Graniteman 5K/10K...