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Not everyone received help

November 24, 2013

Kathy Kimball, Ryder I would like to voice my opinion to the gentleman who had a letter in Nov. 17 letters to the editor....

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Nov-24-13 7:51 AM

I missed the first letter you're referring to but I do agree that no one recieved help that owned rental property. If they did, and recieved federal money they skirted the system and lied about this investment.

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Nov-24-13 9:32 AM

Good article: And I agree "where did all that tax money go? Vote no on the school bond because it is our only effective voice and they need to hear it.

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Nov-24-13 10:46 AM

Yes that is true. If it was a rental you received nothing.

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Nov-24-13 10:49 AM

To me your effective voice should be directed at the entities that you are unhappy regarding the spending of money. I agree there with you especially "flood recovery" money. I cannot understand the thinking to take it out on the students. The city, state, and federal governments won't care if the bond issue fails. However, the students will.

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Nov-24-13 11:05 AM

Nancy not everybody received help who owned houses in Minot period and used it for their own habitat and were on fixed incomes. Now I agree with this letter as well we need to stop the smoke and mirrors and realize the burden families had to share and sacrifice with the divorces, fights and stress because of these entities not helping out our senior citizens. Shame on this city!

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Nov-24-13 3:10 PM

Legend-- If voted down this will come back in a year or two and we'll end up paying more. The situation is so desperate that we need to do something now. Have you ever heard the phrase "pay now or pay later"?? I would rather pay now. Better yet, I would have preferred that we had done a better job investing in education and not be at this point. But, we need to start somewhere and this is definitely that time. You will cost yourself and everyone else more money by voting no.

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Nov-24-13 3:49 PM

If the school bond would pass you will see the pet projects come out of the woodwork starting with an event center on the fairgrounds, They just talked it up at the state fair meeting. Do they care about real needs like schools? They have not showed it since Hostefest. They pushed MADC and they can pose a vote to close it. Don't give these greedy, entertainment city, fat cats a present like the school bond. Our past 50 years confirms ny position. Vote NO.

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Nov-24-13 4:18 PM

You could add to the article "and some who moved to minot hotels were booted out and replaced by hostefest visitors". Stop the "show must go on mentality" and vote a solid NO. Do it for mistreated flood victims and a hope 4 integrity in our city government.

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Nov-24-13 7:35 PM

I can guarantee that my yes vote has nothing to do with "these greedy, entertainment city, fat cats" You're obviously frustrated with local government, but this bond is not about them. It's about our schools and the dire need for more space and improved facilities. I don't have a problem with your opinions, but I think it's important that people know the facts. If you haven't stepped foot in any of the schools, especially elementary, in the last year, you're not making an informed decision. The proof is in the pudding and it's a desperate situation.

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Nov-24-13 9:25 PM

Some of us live on a budget. everyone else should try it.

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Nov-24-13 9:27 PM

Some of us live on a budget. everyone else should try it.

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Nov-25-13 9:35 AM

U have a cup of the many-bucks coffee. i must check my winter supply of pickles and salt pork. toodles.

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Nov-25-13 10:33 AM

That's my point, Legend... This will undoubtedly make it's way to the ballot until it's passed. There's clearly a problem that will continue to get worse until we fix it. Pay NOW before you end up paying MORE later.

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Nov-25-13 4:03 PM

We are likely saving much money with the portables because big schools have big utility bills. It is important to speak your mind. Minot has a 40 some year history of answering a concern with "we never heard any objections".(even though they well knew many did not agree) To bad the city did not take your advice years ago when costs were lower.the consolation for my case is the longer we wait, the more money the state will have from sales and oil extraction taxes.

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Nov-27-13 6:31 PM

Minot needs much change in attitude. less corp. welfare and more concern for modest homeowners. Time to convert madc money to city infrastructure, schools or a more needy cause than business. we have more business than necessary. what's with a downtown facelift? No wonder we have so many vacant homes in the valley. Vote No because it sends two messages--many of us can't afford it and we r not happy with spending priorities to date.

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