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With the discovery of E. coli bacteria on the playground at Northern Lights Elementary School in Superior, the play area was closed and the equipment and all surfaces beneath them were washed with a water-bleach solution. Jed Carlson /

Polluted playground gets spring scrubdown

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After some heavy disinfecting and de-doggy-doo-ing, the playgrounds at Superior's Northern Lights Elementary School have been declared E. coli free.


Superior school district Buildings and Grounds Director Gary Niemi said it all started when staff at the school noticed a special kind of smell around the school's entryways.

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