Kensington gets a change in its skyline with new water tower

On June 21, Kensington took down its 80-year-old water tower after replacing it with a new and bigger tower that stands tall on Tower Street.

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80-year-old Kensington water tower deconstructed after replacing it with a new tower. (contributed photo)

Out with the old and in with the new.

According to Jennifer Kangas, city clerk, Kensington replaced their 80-year-old water tower with a brand new tower on June 21 after the Farwell-Kensington Sanitary District determined that cost estimates to build a new tower were cheaper than making repairs on the old one.

The new tower was built last summer but officially became operational just a few weeks ago.

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The new water tower stands tall on Tower St. in Kensington, Minn. (contributed photo)


The white and blue tower that reads “Kensington” in a blue cursive font stands on the newer development side of Tower Street, just a few blocks up from where the old one stood.

The new tower was constructed by Maguire Iron Inc., which subcontracted Iceler Demolition to take down the old one.

Thalen Zimmerman of Alexandria joined the Echo Press team as a full-time reporter in Aug. 2021, after graduating from Bemidji State University with a bachelor of science degree in mass communication in May of 2021.
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