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Letter -- City should address past promises first

To the editor: There were a lot of promises in that little yellow flyer that Destiny Dickinson put in the newspaper the other day. They promise a new college football stadium, even though Whitney Stadium serves the purpose well. They want to buil...

To the editor:

There were a lot of promises in that little yellow flyer that Destiny Dickinson put in the newspaper the other day.

They promise a new college football stadium, even though Whitney Stadium serves the purpose well.

They want to build a new outdoor water park like the one in Bismarck that's for sale. Why not just buy that one and move it here?

They want to build a new fairground. This way county taxpayers can pay out of their pocket, while city taxpayers get to pay twice, once as a county taxpayer and then as a city taxpayer!

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A nickel here, a dime there and we'll soon be nickel and dimed to death.

We probably need to build a new regional hospital, which will probably cost millions, construction of which we're told is several years away. But first we must take care of our college's athletic needs which seem to be more important!

Do you remember when they told us they were going to build a bridge on State Avenue so we could avoid all that train traffic? That was 20 years ago.

Today, train traffic has increased and cars are backed up even farther, but you don't hear a whimper about building a bridge. So much for government promises!

Maybe we should all promise to vote no on June 10.

Jerrel L. Gullickson

Dickinson

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