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A better downtown for Minot

May 30, 2013

Local, state and federal officials are imagining a better downtown Minot after the Magic City received an $18 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration....

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May-31-13 9:19 PM

Minot Daily News Editorials:

Wasteful Spending Continues October 23, 2012

Doling Out Unneeded Benefits October 9, 2012

Deficit Spending Increases October 2, 2012

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May-31-13 12:20 AM

leftwing, I'm guessing in return for their investment they want to make money off of the projects they are undertaking.

Sounds like normal free enterprise business to me.

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May-30-13 9:12 PM

Don't bother trying to explain reality to the delusional. It can't be done.

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May-30-13 5:06 PM

Another hand out? Another money grab for the nation's biggest welfare queen?

Another 18 MILLION DOLLAR welfare check from the tax payers?

When will you free-loaders start paying your own way?

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May-30-13 1:50 PM

Can anyone provide a clear picture of just exactly how downtown Minot was affected by the flood? What recovery is needed downtown? All over town, there are areas needing repair. There are houses needing to be rebuilt or to be demolished. The streets and sewers are still in disrepair. But the downtown merchants continue business as usual because their buildings and streets were NOT AFFECTED BY THE FLOOD!! Spend the money where it's needed. If the downtown merchants want to rejuvenate downtown Minot, let them do it themselves without TAXPAYER MONEY.

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May-30-13 10:10 AM

The private equity money is just that. Private money from a private firm that THEY are investing in downtown throughout numerous residential and commercial projects. They would not have been able to do this if the current infrastructure such as water, sewer, power, telephone, internet, and parking were upgraded.

I agree that the federal government should definitely be trimming things right now. But if that $18 million results in PRIVATE COMPANIES investing over $100 million in downtown Minot, that seems great to me.

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May-30-13 9:51 AM

I guess it's better than blowing it all on hats.

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May-30-13 6:12 AM

A very feeble attempt to erase the fact the flood was caused by poor water management and uncooperative government bureaus. The money should go to the people who lost their homes and property. What exactly is wrong with downtown that wasn't wrong before they flooded part of it? Didn't we read it was rebuilt a few times already? Give the money to the people is the only answer. How about some property tax relief for everybody instead of just more spending. Making the citizens fight over mil levy's isn't my idea of property tax relief. If I wrote what I think of the crooked shysters involved it would get removed.

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May-30-13 2:09 AM

Oh, for pete's sakes. From a government that is so far in debt, that it will never see its way out, we get $18 million to redo downtown which will cost $140 million. Minot will be dead and gone and maybe flooded out, but by golly, we will have a new downtown.

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