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Flowers Planters to Bring Color Downtown

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Downtown Bismarck will soon look a lot more vibrant come mid-May.

A dozen large flower planters will line the sidewalks along Broadway Avenue between 3rd Street and Washington.

Businesses will adopt a flower planter - and water and take care of their flowers each day.

The Downtowners Association is sending out forms this week if businesses would like to be a part of the program.

The idea is to draw people over to this area of downtown.

"Let's add some beauty, some color, and the other part of that was that we might be able to incorporate or work these into kind of that transition from what's now to fitting that into the future master plan that's being worked on right now with the city and other folks," says Jackson Bird, City Forester, Public Works.

Bird says they're also in the process of removing the browning junipers from their beds downtown.

This year they're going to put in marigolds and dusty miller to dress up the sidewalks.

We ran into a man who's been a downtown letter carrier for over 15 years.

He loves downtown Bismarck and is happy with everything it has to offer.

"It is so exciting to see the lifeblood and the energy, the excitement, the passion, and the people downtown. The changes are just so exciting," says Jess Nelson, Letter Carrier, Downtown Bismarck.

Bird also says his plan is to create plaques for the planters with the businesses' names on them.

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