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Fate of Pioneer Village still being debated

February 25, 2014

Lawyers filed post-hearing briefs Friday in the ongoing dispute over whether the North Dakota State Fair Association can evict Ward County Historical Society’s Pioneer Village Museum from the North......

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Mar-02-14 6:43 PM

The board should bulldoze those buildings off the property and they would be with in there rights. If I wanted to see a piece of local minot history I would pick up a book. We need a new fresh part of the fair grounds. Besides its the North Dakota State Fair. Not the Minot State Fair. If room for other North Dakota cities to display there versions of local history is not available to those cities local history should not be on the property. The Historical Society should buy property and place those old structures on county taxable property.

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Feb-26-14 10:40 PM

fight fight fight

Vote NO

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Feb-25-14 3:09 PM

my first questions is what is to be gained from this, a new event center in the same amount of land, come on get real. Where do they plan on putting up parking at a reasonable location? Are they serious about new venues in town? They need to start with doing some serious changing of the guards at the state fair, it's the same old thing year after year and it's a joke! I thought when they build the new grandstand they had all these wonderful ideas to have it open year round, and have a resturant etc.. again open all year round, has it been open anytime except for the raes and the state fair? It really appears as though it's all about making more money and who cares about ND heritage etc..

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Feb-25-14 11:39 AM

The State Fair can get along without the land housing the Historical buildings. The volunteers have spent a lot of time in keeping up the buildings They have worked hard to obtain funds. Many citizens enjoy looking at the old buildings.The Governor should issue an executive order to have the fair board back off.

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Feb-25-14 9:36 AM

From what I understand the fair also wants to get rid of some animal barns and the FFA building as well.

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Feb-25-14 8:14 AM

The State Fair makes tons of money selling beer and they want more places to sell more beer. Soon they will section off a small spot for the children to play (if they are lucky and wealthy) and the whole fair grounds will be a big booze fest.

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Feb-25-14 8:10 AM

Isn't it ironic the Scandinavian Host fest Center is on the hill along broad way and the Pioneer Village is down in the flood plain. It should be the other way around beings the Scandahooligans were Viking and seafaring folks.

The Scandy Village would have been cool if it was a big boat then when the flood comes it would just float and all would fine and well.

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Feb-25-14 6:49 AM

The answer to all problems is simply Rai$e Property Taxes; the Public be Dammed !!

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