The newly painted Pine River water tower (tower 2 to be specific) was recently in the top five of the Tnemec 2019 People's Choice Water Tank of the Year contest.

Those who checked on Tuesday, Oct. 8, would have been interested to see the town high on the list.

It later was lower on the list; however, voting is not over until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at

The recently painted water tower tanks for Pequot Lakes, Pine River and Baxter are all included in contest. The public is invited to vote for their favorite. The People's Choice will be announced Monday, Oct. 21. The Tank of the Year will be announced Friday, Oct. 25.

Tnemec Company, Inc. specializes in paints and coatings specifically for the unique conditions municipal water towers face.