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August 11, 2013

Richard Pardon, Minot I must be missing something! One week the Minot City Council votes down a Walmart expansion project, which was going to create 300 new jobs at their own expense, and the next......

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mschevs

Aug-19-13 2:31 PM

It all comes down to politics, who was involved and WHO it helps or hurts. Marketplace seemed to have a pretty easy time building their store in the same area and they are heros for trying to develop more businesses on North Hill.

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Curly1

Aug-15-13 11:30 AM

Interesting how the will of the people trumped Walmart but the will of the people could not stop mobile homes from being put in residential areas. We had a petition with hundreds of signatures from our area and tons of people a the meeting. Nothing we said made any difference. Wonder if Iseman mobile homes was the payer in that deal.

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dollarbill

Aug-15-13 10:34 AM

Perhaps you should shop at Walmart on Sunday,what a zoo.

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muleskinner

Aug-12-13 7:05 PM

The neighborhood residents objected to Walmart building in their neighborhood and the will of the people trumps the brawn of Walmart.

How did this conflate from objection by the residents in the area to payoffs under the table?

Get with the program.

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Legend

Aug-12-13 2:39 PM

The streets on three sides of our south wall-mart are quiet. The people who objected live next to the bypass and hill where many vehicles accelerate loudly to get to hwy speed. They did minot a great disservice by objecting to the north wall-mart. The city council should have provided the wisdom and leadership on this issue--but didn't.

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concerned

Aug-12-13 12:12 PM

But what you do for one area of Minot you do for the other and you completely ruined SW Minot. I am sorry we spoke out and at 1030 at night how fair???????

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pslater

Aug-12-13 1:46 AM

Whatever happened to the Magic Fund supported wooden cargo helicopter project of some years ago? Was that really true or just another "Pipe Dream"?

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disgusted

Aug-12-13 12:11 AM

bill, what family member is getting some of that $800,000 I am against all government subsidies, no matter what it is called--a rose by any other name is still a rose.

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muleskinner

Aug-11-13 8:51 PM

It would be 'you're an idiot', not 'you're a idiot'.

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Larry7

Aug-11-13 7:50 PM

Muleskinner, you are missing something, you're a idiot!

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Legend

Aug-11-13 4:28 PM

Good point Rich. Can you imagine how many gallons of gas could be saved and how much less traffic congestion we would see from a north side wall-mart? MADC has a pathetic history--so much telemarketing and infringement on existing business makes one question the honesty and ethics of it all. I did agree with the ventures bringing higher pay, but only those because we were such a low wage area.

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rajiihammr

Aug-11-13 12:09 PM

Shopping at Walmart gives me the willies.

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disgusted

Aug-11-13 7:20 AM

muleskinner, you are missing the point. Remove the name Wal-Mart. Put in any name of any company that wished to build in Minot at their expense. They were not allowed. But, an unknown company being given $800,000 when our city officials tell us they are NOT flush with funds and will be increasing taxes to cover the needed services for the expansion, is the point. Additionally, we no longer need that Magic Fund to draw companies to settle in Minot. The city council should change the purpose of the Magic Fund as they did with the NAWS money. Pardon is right. $800,000 would pay for many needed services.

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muleskinner

Aug-11-13 6:19 AM

Yes, you are missing something. The neighborhood homeowners were opposed to a Walmart near their neighborhood.

They do not want a Walmart near the area where they live because it will be a nightmare for them.

The city council listened to the wishes of the residents, not Walmart.

That's what you are missing.

Also, there are too many residents in Minot now, so it is better to be someplace else.

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