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A few reports of swimmer's itch have been made in the Park Rapids area already this summer. The organism that causes the itch is typically found in shallow water. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Swimmer's itch showing up in Park Rapids area lakes

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Each summer as lake water temperatures rise, some swimmers begin to get the itch - swimmer's itch, that is.

A few reports have been made in the Park Rapids area already but there are no "hot spots," said Edie Evarts, Assistant Area Fisheries Supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources in Park Rapids.

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