How many of those who made the decision to go with the roundabouts on College Drive have driven on roundabouts? I mean, have driven on them, not once or twice, but numerous times? Be prepared for either of these two: a) More accidents on them or, b) The elderly especially, will have to seek an alternate route. I have driven on roundabouts/ traffic circles in various states, mostly in Florida and Massachusetts. Talk about having to be a "defensive driver."
This is God's country
I'm just reading "Lino Lakes administrator taking Baxter position." What's the matter? Can't the city of Baxter hire a local? Why do we have to have all these people from the cities coming up here? This is not the cities up here, people. Wake up. This is northern Minnesota. This is God's country. This ain't the steel and concrete jungle of the cities.
Job vs. tax breaks
I saw the paper where they're giving tax breaks to people who are buying new cars. OK, why aren't they giving the people a job to buy the new car rather than the tax break?
Instead of the county raising all these fees that they have for everything, in this time of people losing their jobs and everything, why doesn't the county cancel the county employees and family picnic that the taxpayers pay for every year? That would save quite a bit of money.
Correction: No taxpayer money is spent on a picnic for Crow Wing County employees and their families. There is no county-sponsored picnic. The Dispatch regrets the error.
Wants explanation regarding athletic fees
Could someone please explain to me how reducing athletic fees means raising athletic fees to $450 a sport? Wrestling? It's the cheapest sport there is in high school athletics. Explain it, please.
Shopping on MLK day
In regard to the 2009-10 school calendar, as I work in retail, I know what kids will do if they have Martin Luther King day off, they will shop. They certainly won't be contemplating the importance of the civil rights movement.
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