FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Updates
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Neil Hensrud, former Grand Forks City Council member from 1970 to 1978, came up with the idea to add two smiley faces to a water tower near DeMers Avenue and South Washington Street during maintenance work.
Three peregrine falcon chicks spotted on Smiley The chicks would be the offspring of Terminator, a female from Brandon, Man., who first appeared in Grand Forks in 2008, and Roosevelt, a male who migrated this year from Fargo. It’s the second time the once endangered species has successfully nested and bred in Grand Forks.
Smiley lost. Riverside Pool won. Why?
Credit the great Court of Public Opinion, whose verdicts influence life so profoundly in Grand Forks and everywhere else in America — and whose mysterious workings command even more attention than do those of the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Monday, the Grand Forks City Council will open the bids to tear down our Smiley water tower. I accept the fact there is no desire to spend about $400,000 of taxpayer money to repaint it, when it can be torn down for about $100,000.
Falcon love triangle resembles TV melodrama Bird watchers are keeping an eye on the bedroom action of Grand Forks’ two peregrine falcons because it proves the birds are together and breeding.
This would only be the second time peregrine falcons, a once endangered species, have nested and bred in the area.
Now, it’s just a matter of how Old Smiley is gonna go. Careful dismantling is for sissies, so I propose six or seven well-placed charges at Old Smiley’s base. That will ensure our other American tradition of “do it now, do it quick” remains memorable as well.
GF Council votes to tear down the water tower. Smiley the water tower's days are numbered, and we mean it this time. After repeated stays of execution over the past several years, the Grand Forks City Council decided tonight to demolish the 77-year-old water tower.
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