This is the first installment of what should become a regular feature here on Grand Forks Life. Some of you will probably recognize it as a blatant imitation of Tu-Uyen's "Quickies" from his City Beat blog. I like the idea of being able to post something about many different topics without having to say so much about each topic. In the past, I have skipped posting about a topic just because I thought the post would be too short. This way, I can group together a couple of different mini posts (maybe related, maybe very unrelated) into one bigger post. I also like having a section like this where I can put up links to some of the more interesting topics that other area bloggers are talking about...it never hurts to do a little linking between blogs from time to time. I'm not 100% sure about the name "Newsbits"...any other ideas or is this decent? I thought of "GrandForksGuy's Briefs", but that just sounds naughty...funny though, huh?
So here goes...
•Tu-Uyen has put up a couple of interesting posts about the upcoming city elections in Grand Forks. Check out this post to see how the candidates score on the ever important conservative/liberal scale. Looks like we have a pretty conservative bunch of candidates. Most conservative: Peder Rice. Least conservative: Tom Potter. Tu-Uyen also has a poll going to see who people think will win in the two competitive wards. It will be fun to see if his results mirror the election results.
•Ward 2 candidate Peder Rice has his own blog. The lack of posts makes me think that Peder must be busy hitting the pavement campaigning instead of blogging. Anyways, it's interesting to see a candidate with his (or her) own blog. I would have been happy to see some of the other candidates follow suit. For that matter, it isn't too late...start blogging, candidates!