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South Prairie voters approve $12 million bond issue

December 4, 2013

South Prairie voters passed a $12 million bond issue Tuesday that will fund a new high school. School business manager Shannon Erie said the unofficial vote was 281votes in favor and 68 against....

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73Hockey

Dec-06-13 1:33 PM

"Washington was NOT rebuilt."

Disgusted, I normally agree with you but if Washington wasn't rebuilt than who are those kids in the old Medical Arts Building that was rebuilt as a school?

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ndgirl40

Dec-06-13 12:39 AM

You're right Landslide-- the school board is trying to pull one over on us. It can't be the fact that we haven't passed a school bond in over 40 years?? It can't be because we have 475 kids in portables, educate kids in locker rooms, storage closets, and hallways. The district needs were actually assessed at 210 million. They are brining the most immediate needs first, which is the 125 million dollar bond we're voting on. Maybe you can go teach a lesson on negotiating to the kids as their walking to and from their portables tomorrow when it's 10 below outside. Maybe you can offer your insight on what a quality education is while their missing out on class time to bundle up to go between their portable and the school. Or, should they even be allowed in the school?? Is it too cushy inside the actual school? We can and should do better.

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-05-13 9:33 PM

Yep, MarkHighwater, let's just stick with portables in spite of the lack of security with them as well as the fact that the kids have to get dressed to go outside to go to a bathroom missing instructional time. You might be ok with your child being in a portable but I hope more people are not...VOTE YES ON DEC. 10

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MarkHighwater

Dec-05-13 9:03 PM

And when the boom busts and all these extra pupils go back home with their families,then what?....stick with the portables til this situation stabilizes....maybe Dalrymple Inc. can create a task force in the meanwhile.

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redneck

Dec-05-13 2:26 PM

i have learned that good leaders doent hide behind kids or use them for tools, so once again good job south prairie

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ChasinND

Dec-05-13 1:30 PM

Bowhunter6, You ever hear of Exit Polls? Keep up the good work "Early Voters" and continue voting NO to increasing property tax's!!!!

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ChasinND

Dec-05-13 1:22 PM

**VOTE** NO NO NO ON DEC. 10TH ON BOTH ITEMS. LET'S TELL THEM NO NEW TAX'S PERIOD!!!

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ndgirl40

Dec-05-13 10:00 AM

Larry-- I'm not calling anyone negative or anti-growth. What I'm saying is this: we all know that this bond will come back until it's passed because it's a need and not a want. I do, in fact, understand financial hardship and that's why I want to know why we'd possibly put this off and pay MORE in the long run. These needs are not going away and will get worse. Costs will undoubtedly go up. Pay now or pay later. I choose to pay now so it won't cost more later.

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MarkHighwater

Dec-05-13 2:47 AM

This should provide some relief to the Minot system for sure....the system is already adapting before our eyes....VOTE NO

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takkak

Dec-05-13 1:50 AM

I'm voting no and busing my kids to south prairie

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ChasinND

Dec-04-13 11:47 PM

**VOTE** NO NO NO ON DEC. 10TH ON BOTH ITEMS. LET'S TELL THEM NO NEW TAX'S PERIOD!!!

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concerned

Dec-04-13 10:27 PM

And this is before the bond vote...now how fair is this? Not fair at all without privacy.......

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concerned

Dec-04-13 10:27 PM

Never mind they told people where they can vote on the bond, but where is the story on those who will be experiencing more than $1,000 a year in property taxes due to commercial property in their backyards? Where is the support there? How fair is this?

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concerned

Dec-04-13 10:21 PM

I like the vote because they didn't have to raise the taxes, and in addition, kids in South Minot will go to South Prairie...Have they really ever looked into how many children go to South Prairie who live in South Minot? In addition, how many people living in the Nedrose school district even go to Public School? In addition, South Prairie had monies in a foundation...what is that? It's a savings that every other school district has...where is Minot's money? In addition, why aren't they telling people where they should be voting for this bond in Minot now? Hmmm.....????

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chadk66

Dec-04-13 9:33 PM

It'll be very interesting when the citizens vote to eliminate property taxes next fall. How do you pay for bonds when there's no longer property tax collection. You'll be asking for the state to pay it off. So ultimately the state is on the hook.

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redneck

Dec-04-13 9:24 PM

if a person wants to pay more taxes you can just note on your tax form where you want the extra tax to go and it will get there. that should solve the problem,

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Larry7

Dec-04-13 9:09 PM

ndgirl40, may I ask you what is your solution for the people that will be forced to choose between heat and food or food and medicine if this outrageous tax increase is passed. We have had to stand by and listen to the people that wanted the Magic Fund passed call anyone that opposed it anti growth and negative just as you are doing now. It's quite obvious that you have no idea of the finical hardships faced by many people in this town. We have been lied to and mislead so many times that any rational person could not blame us for being skeptical of anything recommended by any political group in this town! Think about this and remember the previous promises and failures and then vote no.

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disgusted

Dec-04-13 8:49 PM

Washington was NOT rebuilt. They moved the students and tore down a building that they said was not needed and that it was in Such poor condition. Kids there didn't have to go out into the bitter cold to run to the bathroom.

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-04-13 8:40 PM

VOTE YES ON DEC. 10!!! The need is there and people need to step up and do what's right for the children of the Minot Public School! Some of you who have all the answers should definitely run for the school board or city council...

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ChasinND

Dec-04-13 8:35 PM

**VOTE** NO NO NO ON DEC. 10TH ON BOTH ITEMS. LET'S TELL THEM NO NEW TAX'S PERIOD!!!

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ndgirl40

Dec-04-13 8:29 PM

Washington was rebuilt at a different location less than a mile away from the old site. Jefferson is also still in use by the district. Also, they will start construction on the new elementary next year, but only if the bond is passed.

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dan6492

Dec-04-13 7:48 PM

I went to South Prairie..k-8. I'm grateful I was able to finish high school at Minot High, as it provided me with more learning opportunities than I would have ever received at a small country school. Thank goodness there were no other options back then.

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redneck

Dec-04-13 7:39 PM

there is a study done back in the late 70s and early 80s that there is room for two high schools in this area, i hope south prairie looks at what they can do

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disgusted

Dec-04-13 7:28 PM

Oh, right. Pass it and then ask the legislators to change the laws. RIIIIGHT! good grief.

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disgusted

Dec-04-13 7:26 PM

Even if it does pass, there will be NO construction now. The kids are not going to the bathroom outside. Build above ground tunnels with tarps! They are walking from one structure to another. You know they tore down Washington and closed Jefferson. They felt there was NO need to replace them. When they built the new high school, they didn't feel there was a need for a second high school. and, of course, some of those poor chillins would have been attending high school in that OLD ecky building downtown. Should we have had 2 high schools all that time? I believe there should have been two high schools. But, now? I don't trust ANYTHING that comes from the school board.

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