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Water tower design discussions continue

Expect grinding, sandblasting, welding and painting as part of the refurbishment of the tower this summer.

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Here's one possible look Wadena City Council members reviewed of the new water tower design.
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WADENA — It’s been through roughly six renditions and the Wadena water tower’s new image may be final soon.

Throughout discussions the city of Wadena logo has been a constant along with a paw print from the Wadena-Deer Creek School’s wolverine in order to pull together two main images promoted in the community.

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The Wadena water tower is planned to be refurbished this summer.
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The water tower is to be refinished this year and so a redesign of graphics must be final soon. The new graphic will move away from a previous design which included a tree.
Some discussion was still to be finalized on the color of the paw print and color of other areas of the tower. The council reviewed several options that all showed the upper portion white and lower portion royal blue.

Rehabilitation of the 500,000 gallon water tower is being done by Champion Tank Services at a cost of $584,000.

Other water towers

To the east, Verndale’s new water tower came on board this year and the old tower is expected to be taken down this summer.


Projects will improve water pressure, address public health and environmental issues

To the north, Menahga just broke ground on a new water tower project. That project is expected to cost about $1.1 million.

Painted in bright red, white and blue, with the words "TRUMP - KEEP AMERICA GREAT - 2020" at its peak, and an American flag emblazoned beneath the letters MAGA, it's hard to miss the 40-foot water tower next to Rory Grangruth's home near Wadena.

He's a writer, editor, photographer, truth seeker and promoter of the Wadena area.
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