News Update: posted beach now open for swimmers SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Wednesday, Aug. 3rd, 2016 Paudash Lake Beach in Highlands East has re-opened for swimmers. The HKPR district health unit has done its weekly testing and found that the bacteria they previously found has been cleared. However, Minden Rotary Lagoon Beach in Minden Hills remains posted with high levels of bacteria. The Health unit is advising swimmers to avoid that area. The rest of the beaches in Haliburton County are open.