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May 11, 2014

REC CENTER? – We realize it’s preliminary talk at this point, but we have serious questions surrounding the idea of building an indoor recreation, wellness and fitness center in Minot....

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May-12-14 6:18 AM

Cost doesn't matter - we must have everything the other cities have or they might laugh at us ! Maybe we can finally get the bubble for the MSU field at the same time if we play the guilt card. (It's for the children....)

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May-11-14 7:27 AM

Hey Mule: They tried that with the bridge over n. bdwy. to somewhere--that no one uses and it isn't even eye candy.

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May-11-14 7:24 AM

Thanks 4 a good editorial. As we see from the glut of nat. gas coming from fracking; supply and demand does not prevail. Nat. gas cost more as more becomes available. Second: What happened 2 leutefisk house###i mean civic center. We need a corp. welfare building in the flood zone b4 it is too late 4 the next flood.

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May-11-14 6:24 AM

Why not build a pyramid or two the size of those in Egypt? They will be tourist draws and then the proceeds from the tourists' pocketbooks could pay for a new rec center, which would provide the taxpayer some relief from the tax burden a new rec center will create in the future. To be sure, the taxpayer will eventually be tapped for more money to keep the rec center open because a shortfall will happen in the future. The taxpayer will once again pay for some cost that was unexpected, like always.

If the park board wants to build something, build a nice new hotel with a fancy swimming pool and hotel guests would pay huge money to play a round of golf inside the huge geodesic dome that is constructed to form an indoor atmosphere; next to the pyramids would be ideal.

A mere 100 billion invested would be about enough.

During the summer months, there could be an indoor ski slope.

A new rec center will have numerous hidden soft costs that will make it a fun money pit.

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