by Grand Forks Herald
April 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Why can’t Grand Forks and East Grand Forks residents walk up to the top of their cities’ broad and stable dikes? Continue Reading
Tags: 2011 flood, dikes, Editorials, Flood, flooding, Opinion, view 10 Comments »
I agree completely! I have no problem making the them off-limits immediately following a change in height, like when they added clay to the top as a stop gap measure a couple years ago. But the permanent rolling hill part with no new clay added should be no problem to allow us to see whats coming. Personal responsibility….
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I concur with the author, Dennis.
Its very heavy handed of the two cities not to allow us on the dikes that we have helped pay for through taxes. Who are the guys who said we can’t be on the dikes anyway. I’d like to know their names, published in the Herald. Is it the city council? I’ll have to re-read the article and see if it is mentioned there.
You can walk across Kennedy bridge on those skinny little ledges and hope you don’t lose your balance and fall into a passing car with no fine and no police trouble, but we can’t walk up on the dike and stare at the river? Dumb. But city leaders aren’t really very smart anyway, are they.
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Actually, unless the signs are no longer there, there are signs that say no walking across the Kennedy Bridge.
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This is an example of government overreaching. I agree, we should be promoting personal responsibility, not baby sitting citizens. The point about dangerous walking over the Kennedy is a very good one to consider. I feel that we as citizens should have the opportunity to view this river and appreciate our protection system from the dikes. The city government has more important things to worry about than baby sitting us.
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It’s not just personal responsibility, it’s common sense. How can the city call for sandbagging volunteers, while at the same time saying the river is too dangerous to be near. Where exactly does the mayor think the sandbags are going? (hint: near the water!!!)
As someone who has sandbagged many times, I can attest that it’s much more potentially dangerous than simply standing on top of the dikes looking at the river. Of course, as I doubt the mayor has sandbagged much, if at all, perhaps we should forgive him is ignorance.
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“We, the people” built a lot of things to which we do not, and should not, have free and easy access. That’s not a good argument.
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Wow, with all this snow, and with all of the people I saw slip and fall today, this increased fine now looks like a fabulous idea! Way to go, Mayor Brown!
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How did your comment get right behind mine 4 days later Clint? Somethings fishy about that. I think the Herald commentator moderator coordinates things ideosyncratically versus democratically. Somethings up with that, and it doesn’t smell right.
Anyway, there are no signs saying you can’t walk across the Kennedy bridge Clint. Go look. There haven’t been any such signs that I”ve ever seen. They should have left the old walking railroad bridge up, at least people could get across safely then on foot or bike. I don’t have a lot of respect for city planners.
They’re not too bright.
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It’s yet another Subversive Plot in your Mind by white men to victimize native americans and give you something More to Whine about.
So, did you respond to Mr. Its offer yet?
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“How did your comment get right behind mine 4 days later Clint?”
Sorry, GBA, the conspiracy police have just concluded their exhaustive investigation and determined that his message was just below yours as he probably replied directly to your post.
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