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LOCAL POOLS LISTED

August 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The following Mitchell hotels have pools or spas that were deemed bacteriologically unsafe for swimming one or more times in records requested by The Daily Republic. Continue Reading

Unsafe bacteria found in 6 of 11 hotel pools, spas

August 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Public website planned to post statewide test results.
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State no longer regulates city pools

June 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

This summer is first full swimming season since state government cut its water testing program. Continue Reading

Under ADA, public pools now required to provide handicapped access

March 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Today is the first day that most public pools and spas must have permanent lifts, according to Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks council agree to $1.56m pool repair

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Decision was unanimous; construction to start mid-Aug.In the end, the East Grand Forks pool proved not to be controversial at all.
Consensus became official with Tuesday’s unanimous City Council vote to spend $1.56 million on repairing the 49-year-old outdoor pool. The renovation will cover a wide range of problems, including leakage that results in ever-growing water costs. Continue Reading

Woman to marry 1 year after paralyzing pool accident, with friend who pushed her as bridesmaid

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Joining Rachelle Friedman will be the bridesmaid who shoved her into the shallow end of a pool on May 23, 2010 causing a freak accident that changed their lives. “She was tragically hurt, mentally and emotionally. And I was tragically hurt, physically,” Friedman says on a day that a tailor is altering her strapless, simple wedding dress to fit her new, thinner, less muscular body. “It’s harder to deal with when you’re hurt emotionally sometimes than when you’re hurt physically.” Continue Reading

Study: Every 5 days, child dies in portable pool

June 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The research being published today in the journal Pediatrics shows 209 deaths and 35 near-drownings of children under 12 from 2001 through 2009. Most of the children, 94 percent, were under 5, and 81 percent of the accidents happened during summer months. Continue Reading

Grand Forks’ Riverside Pool expected to open June 17

June 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Work to improve pool, clean and repair flood damage expected to be finished next weekParks and Recreation Superintendent Bill Palmiscno said it’s tentatively slated to open June 17 after crews put the final touches on an expansion of the concrete deck and finish cleaning and repairing areas damaged by this spring’s flood.
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Swimming pools dry up after draining city budgets

May 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ANDERSON, S.C. On those summer days when the temperature soars into the 90s and the haze blurs the horizon, city pools across the U.S. have beckoned people from all over to take a cool dip.
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Grand Forks outdoor pools attract largest crowds since 1996

September 3, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks’ two public outdoor pools attracted about 32,500 swimmers this year, the highest total since 1996. Continue Reading