Quick links: Falcon incest
- On my first day back, I got an assignment from birder-in-chief Mike Jacobs: The peregrine falcons are nesting and it sounds kind of incestuous — two brothers sharing the same female — which makes for a funny story. I didn’t realize how incestuous until I looked up the genealogy of the female and realized… well, you’ll just have to read the story. The interesting link is the Midwestern Peregrine Society’s database of peregrine falcons. OK, maybe it’s not that interesting unless you’re into birds, but that’s how I figured out the dirty little secret about Bear, Roosevelt and Terminal. Here’s a link about the peregrine falcons from Fargo, including Bear and Roosevelt.
- Ryan Bakken‘s column about how sucky it would be to pay Fargo’s dike sales taxes is interesting because it makes me think of Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown‘s attempt to raise the sales tax in 2003 to pay for, among other things, the water park by the Alerus Center, Greenway maintenance, streets and sewers and economic development. Regional residents were as irate as Bakken is. Voters here quashed the idea, not necessarily because of regional residents, but because they hate taxes. Wonder how Fargo voters will act?
- Interesting story from ABC News about the state of the plasma gasification industry. This technology is a perpetual favorite of some local residents who seem to have a child-like faith that the technology will work perfectly and allow us to never have to build a landfill. (Oh yeah, don’t write and tell me how dumb I am for not understanding what it’s all about. You probably wouldn’t have heard about it if I hadn’t told you.)
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