Skip to main content

North Mankato swimming pool closes due to possible COVID-19 exposure

The Spring Lake Park Swim Facility will be closed through Saturday.
Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 9.42.09 AM

The Spring Lake Park Swim Facility in North Mankato has closed Thursday after one or more staff members may have been exposed to COVID-19.

In the announcement, the city said it is investigating the situation but does not believe the incident caused widespread exposure among staff or guests.

North Mankato City Administrator John Harrenstein said the city is working with public health officials to determine who may have exposed and any potential risk

“We will be working closely with our partners in the medical community and Public Health to ensure a thorough investigation and follow up," Harrenstein said in a statement. "I am confident we are proceeding in the best interests of our residents, pool guests and staff members."

According to the city’s website, the pool will be closed through Saturday. The pool includes two large water slides, a climbing wall and a toddler area. 

Guidance form the Minnesota Department of Health states that pools may be open at 50% capacity with up to 250 swimmers. 

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up


Ryan Poles picking Chicago creates battle of the rebuilds with Vikings

Both of the Vikings' GM finalists land in the same division looking to return to relevancy.

David Ortiz

Twins congratulate David Ortiz on HOF induction, it ends badly

Twins fans haven't forgotten the biggest mistake in franchise history.

Snowmobile tracks Any Arthur Flickr

Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?

There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.

T Kline Robbinsdale City Council

Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100

The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.


What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.

ice fishing close unsplash

'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake

A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.


Pixabay - pool ladder water

Boy, 9, dead after apparent drowning at North Mankato pool

It's the second drowning incident involving a child in Minnesota this weekend.

Lord Fletcher's

Lord Fletcher's closing earlier than planned due to COVID-19 cases among staff

The original plan was to close for the winter starting in October.

Screen Shot 2020-05-08 at 8.44.54 AM

COVID-19 exposure sends KFAN's morning show home

Producer Zach Halverson was in the studio before his symptoms began.

Screen Shot 2020-03-31 at 12.20.20 PM

Grandma's Marathon 2020 canceled due to COVID-19

The popular Duluth event has been pushed back to 2021.

Man drowned in apartment swimming pool on Christmas Day

The victim has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.


Sleep Number furloughing 2,000 workers due to COVID-19

The Minneapolis-based company will also adjust operations to be remote and aid in N95 mask manufacturing.