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VIDEO: Sherlock Forest Playground rises from the ashes

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Work was expected to finish today on the rebuilding of East Grand Forks’ Sherlock Forest Playground. After the playground was destroyed in a fire on May 27, 2011, the community vowed to rebuild. The rebuilding project ran Sept. 18 – 27. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the playground. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Sherlock Forest Playground rises from the ashes

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Work was expected to finish today on the rebuilding of East Grand Forks’ Sherlock Forest Playground. After the playground was destroyed in a fire on May 27, 2011, the community vowed to rebuild. The rebuilding project ran Sept. 18 – 27. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the playground. Continue Reading

EGF playground project goes down to the wire

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Completion of the rebuild of the Sherlock Park Playground in time for its 5:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting Tuesday may be a photo finish.
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Sherlock Forest rises again

September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Construction on the new playground a large portion of which was destroyed by fire earlier this year started this week with hopes to complete the project by Sunday. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN: A perfect choice in EGF

August 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Selection of fire truck for new playground fits
Rebuilding the Sherlock Forest playground, necessary because of a May fire that destroyed three-fourths of the playground, is off to a raucous start with Monday evening’s unveiling of the new design. Continue Reading

Sherlock playground begins resurrection

July 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Two months after an accidental fire destroyed 75 percent of the Sherlock Forest Park playground, plans are nearly finalized for rebuilding. Continue Reading

Raising money for Sherlock: Boardwalk Bar and Grill hosts fundraiser

June 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Community raises hope and money, to rebuild playground damaged by fireOnly a month after a fire almost destroyed it, hope for rebuilding Sherlock Forest Park’s wooden playground is rising from the ashes. Wednesday, “Rockn’ for Sherlock” kicked off fundraising events for rebuilding the park. About 30 volunteers helped set up and run the event. “It’s everyone’s park,” said Katie Nelson. “They’re anxious to see it rebuilt.” Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Touch all the bases in playground reconstruction

June 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

East Grand Forks can pursue its preference for a certain contractor but should exercise due diligence and take care that it’s following the law in doing so. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks look to rebuild Sherlock

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Penny Pape, volunteer guru extraordinaire, insisted that the same company be used to rebuild the Sherlock Forest Playground in East Grand Forks as constructed eight years ago. Continue Reading

From the ashes. . .

June 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

EGF pledges to rebuild Sherlock playground bigger, betterThere’s a strong possibility that a rebuilt Sherlock Forest Playground will be bigger and better than the original. The reason is that the East Grand Forks playground was constructed mostly with volunteer labor. Continue Reading