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It’s time to reclaim the jungle

August 17, 2014

Thanks and congratulations to the Minot Public Works Department for taking on the mowing issue....

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Aug-18-14 12:50 PM


"In oil country the state pays 2 clean up oil messes."


Yes. On top of that, most of these oil companies pay NO STATE TAXES. Zero. So they are being paid to make money off of the state's resources.

One could argue that a pumped up economy brings jobs. But, it also brings crime, corruption and increased demand for infrastructure and social services.

With every boom, comes a bust.

In the final analysis, companies must be made to invest in the state -- otherwise, during a down-turn, they have no incentive to stay.

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Aug-17-14 10:44 PM

The city did not lead by example with flood control or with the 2011 flood. Why should the citizens behave any different. The city says they can't afford flood control but have been spending money on all kinds of pet projects. The next flood will take care of all of the tall weeds. The city pays to clean up messes left by businesses now gone. In oil country the state pays 2 clean up oil messes. They take the money and run. Same-osameo.

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