I would like to thank council members Fisher and Bevans for their incredible foresight and caring about the children of our community. During these tough economic times to force the school district to spend $200,000 on a parking lot when our children's education is being short-changed by the state and federal government and by taxpayers who won't vote for a referendum, now we're going to take $200,000 out of the coffers that could be used for educational purposes to create a parking lot because a few people are complaining about cars parked in front of their homes. My, oh my! What a community we live in.
Editor's note: Brainerd School Board member Bob Nystrom writes in an Open Forum in Thursday's paper: "The money in the capital budget can only be used for building or site improvements. The state will not allow us to transfer money back and forth between the capital or facilities fund and the general fund or vice versa."
Dear something smells wrong:
My team went to every event, we got points weekly for classes and we worked out hard and ate healthy, earning us more points. At some of the events we went to, there were only a few other people there, out of 77 teams! I believe if teams got low points on their logs it was because they were either not keeping track or not working as hard as other teams. The United Way should be commended for its efforts to make the community healthier. This competition is about getting healthy. That is ultimately the prize.
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