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No to monstrosity
Wal-Mart is trying to tell us that its new superstore will have an "up-north look." They must think we are really out to lunch to believe that. Who could think that a huge parking lot and sprawling concrete store is "up north?" That is like calling a green portable toilet a forest landscape. I hope our city council does not buy this line and says no to this monstrosity.
We recently attended the demolition derby at the Crow Wing County Fair. I can't believe that an organization such as the fair board would have a sound system that terrible. I won't even guess at the number of $8 admissions in attendance on Tuesday night, but it certainly would have paid for a number of quality sound systems. And did I mention that the derby was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and actually began at 8:25 p.m. What a shame. Who's running (ruining) the show?
Support for Czeczok
Mr. Czeczok, I will be very disappointed if you aren't on the next ballot for city council. You seem to feel our current council is not fair or informed.
Charging for capitol tours
Regarding the Minnesota government's policy of charging the students when they tour the state Capitol a $2 fee per head, I'm wondering why they do not charge adults when they take a tour of the Capitol? ... Where are we coming from? Our children have no part in our society today? They cut costs for elementary and high school students and then ... charge the schools to let their kids tour our most important place in Minnesota? I think it's time our senators and representatives get on the ball and do something about this. Our children are our most important asset.
According to the Minnesota Historical Society Web site, Capitol tours are: Free for guided tour; $7 adults, $6 senior, $5 MHS members, $4 children ages 6-12 for special events and theme tours; $4 per person for educational groups; $2 for self-guided brochure.
Arnold for governor
With the announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to run for governor of California, California need only look to Minnesota and our experience with Jesse Ventura. To announce his candidacy on "The Tonight Show" tells a lot, doesn't it? Hopefully, California won't be "terminated."
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