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Vote ‘yes’ on Dec. 10

December 1, 2013

McKenna Brown, Minot Why should we vote ‘yes’ to the bond issue? Minot is growing and this high school is going to be overflowing with teenagers....

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ChasinND

Dec-06-13 10:35 AM

Vote NO. New schools and taxes are not needed.

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-05-13 6:23 PM

***VOTE YES and YES on December 10***

A yes vote supports the community of Minot and its school system. Plain and simple...

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Legend

Dec-05-13 10:58 AM

Are we buying it? We have been sold "flood control dams in canada" that were not, business leaders were sold hostefest from a soapbox on the building site, NAWS which is at a standstill from greed, MADC which has spent millions with minimal success and now schools. One commenter said you will reap the profit when you sell your home--but how many can or want to do that? The majority are stuck with our high taxes and high cost of living. Now we are asked for more and presented building costs. Large, new buildings come with large, new operation and maintenance expenses also. For those who have been here a while; we have been sold too much baloney to be ready for more. Vote NO

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EarlyBird

Dec-05-13 10:25 AM

minotborn why are you stuck on the sales tax idea? Many of us are referring to School Lands Trust money and that money is not from sales tax, you will do well to get that thought clear in your mind. It's very simple, try hard!

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Legend

Dec-05-13 12:07 AM

u forgot to say the iraq war was about their WMD. Let me try this: Every story in the Bible is a lesson of life for the followers and every skit in the movie the Godfather is true to life. If you don't believe those statements u might change your pen name to "see no evil". You have to be a school teacher.

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MinotBorn

Dec-04-13 7:22 PM

EarlyBird - It doesn't matter what you think of the people that serve on the state legislature. The point is that they passed a law around 2007 that prohibits using sales taxes to build school buildings.

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MinotBorn

Dec-04-13 7:15 PM

Legend - There is nothing on the Minot Public School District web site promoting a yes vote. Everything there is factual information.

If you feel these facts are promoting a yes vote, then you must agree there is a need for new schools.

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Legend

Dec-04-13 10:23 AM

MB:I was going to answer your question until i read the second paragraph. You are not ready to believe it. After the new event center happens--I will explain. If you don't think the MPS website is one big promotion for a yes on the bond vote--double oofta.

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EarlyBird

Dec-04-13 9:01 AM

minotborn.. I'm pretty sure we send a large handful of yahoos to Bismarck every two years to change and implement what we as citizens want.. we don't really need to hear what the politicians want.

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MinotBorn

Dec-03-13 11:24 PM

Legend - What does approval of the bond issue to build new schools have to do with a new event center? Let's keep to the facts.

And school officials, in their professional capacity, can only present facts. They don't promote a yes or no vote. In their personal lives outside their work day they can express their own opinions.

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ChasinND

Dec-03-13 11:22 PM

**VOTE NO ON BOTH ITEMS ON DECEMBER 10TH!!**

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MinotBorn

Dec-03-13 11:11 PM

EarlyBird - I was responding to two separate statements by MuleSkinner.

The first response was to his statement about using city sales tax to fund school buildings. The state legislature changed the law around 2007 prohibiting the use of sales taxes for this purpose.

His second statement was about using the School Lands Trust to fund building new schools. The school district has checked into this and found that it would take a change to the ND Constitution to access this money.

I suggest everyone check the facts concerning this bond issues before voting next Tuesday.

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Legend

Dec-03-13 10:08 PM

NDB: School officials have a conflict of interest in this matter. Have you heard any "no's" from them? An approval is an open checkbook to the city bosses starting with a new event center--more taxes. Vote NO before it is too late.

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NoDakBoy

Dec-03-13 9:50 PM

Tarkin, these kids are going to be taking care of us. The kids aren't asking for "new" walls. Most forward thinking adults realize that these kids will be supporting us in the future. It has been this way for generations. We all pitch in to pay for fire, ambulance, police, roads, schools, etc. whether we ever use them or not. There are not "used" buildings available that will meet the needs of what it takes for a school. Portables pose many safety risks and are meant to be temporary anyway. It is unfortunate the laws aren't different so other money could be accessed more easily. Let's get this passed so construction can begin right away. We can all work together to get legislation changed which is where our property relief could and should come from. Vote yes because the need is there. If you don't agree that a need for buildings is not there, than visit with school officials and listen. The kids are here right now to cause overcrowding and more are coming. Let's w

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Legend

Dec-03-13 9:18 PM

The minot public schools website: take away the extra curricular stuff and the brainwashing to support the bond--their is precious little left. Why was early voting not on the tv news until today? Voter supression?

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tarkin

Dec-03-13 9:15 PM

The schools are on the hotline tonight, begging everyone they call to vote yes for higher taxes.

Seems awful funny how they think everyone, whether they can afford it or not, should pay for everyones kids, not just your own, its your job to pay for all kids, the rest of your life.

These poor kids cant learn without new walls around them, give me a break, whats that say to kids.

In other words, don't strive for better things kids, the government will take care of you, or should I say property owners.

Socialism is a dependency disease!

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Legend

Dec-03-13 8:56 PM

New twist: Minot gives a tax break on new homes. A realtors dream because it adds an element to the sales pitch. The rest of us make up the lost revenue. Now the SE part of minot (with all those new homes) wants a new school. Some years ago select realtors started buyers contracts where you must pay their fee even if you buy a "for sale by owner" home. Both actions call for a foul cry. You got a tax break and want me to vote for a new school? Aint gonna happen. You insult my intelligence by asking I sign a home buyers contract? Aint gonna happen. I disagreed with both of those subjects and finally I get to vote again on the schools. It will be a "NO" as loud as I can say it.

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EarlyBird

Dec-03-13 9:01 AM

Minotborn.. you obviously don't know what it means to own minerals in ND. The school lands trust has nothing to do with sales tax. ND owns the most mineral rights in the state and have a share in around 25% of the producing wells in the state. The money from production is not tax revenue.

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tarkin

Dec-03-13 12:07 AM

Nd girl proudly supports higher taxes after I just confessed I couldn't afford anymore taxes.

She is saying it doesn't matter if you can or not I'm voting to get more money from you hahaha. Wow.

Meanwhile the state sits on billions were not asking for even 900 million just build us a school North Dakota help the people out a bit.

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MinotBorn

Dec-02-13 8:32 PM

The FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and true facts about the bond issue can be found on the Minot Public School website.

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MinotBorn

Dec-02-13 8:26 PM

@muleskinner - State law prohibits using sales taxes to build schools. This happened several years ago. It would take a change to the ND Constitution to be able to use the School Lands Trust to build schools.

@Larry7 - What are the resources at hand when there are already over 400 students in portable classrooms?

@subman - The facts by the No voters are inaccurate and often made up or misrepresented. The true facts can be found on the Minot Public School District's website - *******tinyurl****/mps-facts

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locomotive

Dec-02-13 12:59 PM

"I have to wonder how many of those poor children that must walk outside play hockey on the cold ice, or play football in the snow or freezing temps, or play on the hills in the show for hours at a time. Good grief."

disgusted, good post, especially these points.

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Legend

Dec-02-13 9:16 AM

Letter says a new school will bring more people into minot. What? So we can pay even more taxes and build more schools? When does the madness end? Vote NO because we can't afford anymore taxes.

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ChasinND

Dec-02-13 8:25 AM

**VOTE NO ON BOTH ITEMS ON DECEMBER 10TH!!**

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subman

Dec-02-13 7:55 AM

ever wonder why the no voters usually have facts and figures backing up their message while the yes voters just rely on it's for the children emotions

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