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Grand Forks 'Smiley' water tower coming down

GRAND FORKS (AP) -- Workers could start razing Grand Forks' "Smiley" water tower by the end of the month. The City Council in June unanimously approved a bid to demolish the tower with a painted smile and a wink. Supporters of the 77-year-old tow...

GRAND FORKS (AP) -- Workers could start razing Grand Forks' "Smiley" water tower by the end of the month.

The City Council in June unanimously approved a bid to demolish the tower with a painted smile and a wink.

Supporters of the 77-year-old tower said it's a landmark that should stay, but city officials said that would cost too much. Tearing it down will cost only about $63,000.

Demolition has been on hold because two peregrine falcons have been nesting on the tower. Their chicks have now left, and the adults are expected to migrate any day.

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