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The price of progress

Minot links spending to growth

November 7, 2013

Minot’s growth has spurred construction of better streets, expanded airport facilities and more water and sewer mains....

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Nov-09-13 6:45 AM

excellent idea,leftwing, earlybird. since the chamber of commerce 'leaders' are in favor of any and all tax increases, it's time for more online shopping. do it for yourself and your family, not for the state/county/city/school board/ contractors benefiting from the new building.

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Nov-07-13 11:25 PM

I us the revenue and and the income from the expansion of commercial property, which I am sure was an arm and a leg and buko property taxes, show us the income from property taxes of the North Hill expansion and houses everywhere and so forth. I don't get it, why there is so much more debt when we are bringing in more tourism dollars which means more sales tax money on top of the daily 100,000 people we serve on average a day and so forth. Hmmmm...whose pockets do we need to check....I know of several I would be checking.....

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Nov-07-13 9:54 AM

I would like to see the tax revenue from 2005 compared to now. We are going in debt but where is all of the additional tax revenue generated by new homes, businesses and hotels. Used to be, if you wanted street lights, it went on "specials" and was paid for by the home owner. With all of the new expansion, why is there so much debt. Stop giving tax breaks, they will still come.

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Nov-07-13 9:54 AM

Also, there are many sewer lines that need to be redone in many established neighborhoods - in the valley and on the hills. I hope the city doesn't forget about taking care of what is already there.

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Nov-07-13 9:10 AM

why not tap the Magic Fund? Certainly no longer need it for corporate welfare. The article in USA Today regarding the shale oil development should make the spenders take notice. It will not last forever.

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Nov-07-13 9:03 AM

Without oil in ND, I am pretty sure they would not have built the 12+ hotels and new restaurants. Mostly trucks at the hotels and trucks by the newer apartment complex by the mall. What progress is there for the regular folks in Minot, what entertainment is there in Minot, what indoor activities are there in the winter? I've been here since 96 and before the oil started I remember Pier 1, true value, etc closing down and nothing scheduled to come here. Oil is our blessing and curse. Remember when there was like 30 cars in the airport parking area? Remember when you didn't see home security signs outside of houses?

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Nov-07-13 7:19 AM

Where are the better streets? How many times can you dig up the same water and sewer mains before you feel stupid? What a crock!!! The best thing about greedy old minot is we have all learned to shop online so we can save allot of money for food.

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