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If you want to know if a beach is safe in parts of Wisconsin, there's a Web site where you can check it out.

Counties test dozens of beaches up to four times a week for E-coli bacteria in the water and the results are posted at a Web address we'll give you in a moment.

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The site has updated water conditions for 120 beaches on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, plus more than 100 beaches in La Crosse, Waukesha and Winnebago counties, as well as the Madison area.

Wisconsin became the first state to conduct a monitoring program with criteria from the federal government. The federal Environmental Protection Agency calls it a model for other states.

Here's the Web site where you can check out the water: WiBeaches.US.

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