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Mpls. Park Board struggles with lifeguard shortage

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officials say lots of people typically apply for summer lifeguard jobs. But that is not the case this year – even though teens in general are desperate for jobs. With two water parks, 12 beaches and 65 wading pools, the park board is scrambling to fill positions.
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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officials say lots of people typically apply for summer lifeguard jobs. But that is not the case this year – even though teens in general are desperate for jobs. With two water parks, 12 beaches and 65 wading pools, the park board is scrambling to fill positions.

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