Ground Hog Day
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should the minot daily snooze change this question?
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Aren't there Welks that still farm that land? I know a couple that were musicians in rock bands but I think there are still people actually farming that land. Then again if we restore it, they will come.
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aren't all the welke fans dead now? Who'd come?
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How many millions of $ do you think have been spent remembering every crooked politician that ever held office in the state or every native that ever smoked a piece pipe. God forbid that we might remember a good honest N.D. citizen that never asked the tax payers for anything.
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If the state does this, then they need to purchase the home of every North Dakota resident who became famous, so that they can waste the surplus of funds that could be spent on items needed by the state.
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Any commentors on this really know the success story of a Strasburg farm kid? And how ND was very,very,very proud of this guy for over 3 decades?
I never thought we ever built monuments for ourselves...I thought it was for the next generation to understand the values from the previous ones??? Heck, who needs material history when you can google it!
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I'm surprised some rich Minot "progressive" hasn't seen the potential. Send Obama some campaign "donations", get a big loan from Obama to buy LW's home, then go bankrupt and keep the money. It's the "progressive" way
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Why doesn't the State of North Dakota with all of its bucks help out some Minot homeowners who have real problems with their homes?
It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to see the devastation that is readily evident everywhere you go in the flood zone.
Me thinks the state is in la la land these days.
They have money for tourist attractions but have really no sympathy whatsoever for those who are really suffering.
And if you don't believe that they have suffered, then I suggest you take a walk through some of the neighborhoods that were flooded.
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I think anyone who can recall or appreciate Lawrence Welk,are already dead or can't remember him...so whats the point?
But this would only make sense, spend money made in the West from oil on the East side of the State. It is what has been going on for a few years already.
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Leave Lawrence Welk alone and let history be history, WITHOUT the silly bells and whistles that ultimately detract from it!
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There doesn't need to be an $85 million "Heritage Center", either. My goodness, what ever did we do before erecting monuments to ourselves?
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Gee, let's see...Spend $85 Million Dollars on a heritage center and debate LW worth to ND...
Before there was OIL there was the Champagne Orchestra that still plays today on cable...Timeless & contemporary music with capsuled America on the prairie...
ND has become too hip to admit/embrace a rich part of it's history...Sad!...Even more so that MDN has to put a $ figure in it's inquiry poll...Sad!
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"All the state needs to do is leave the sign up that says Lawrence Welk is from this city and nothing more."
Have you ever been there? This already exists...and the state had nothing to do with it.
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No, no, NO!
I've been to the Lawrence Welk childhood farmstead; it's just fine the way it is. In fact, if the state spends this money to "develop" the grounds into a "tourist attraction", the farmstead will surely be ruined and the historicity of the grounds will be compromised.
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All the state needs to do is leave the sign up that says Lawrence Welk is from this city and nothing more.
WWLD??? What would Lawrence do? Blow a few bubbles and think about it....but I bet he wouldn't dish out that kind of money.
The state would get a taste of it's own medicine.
Crazy keypads can't do anything right.
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Why not buy his California home too?
I doubt if the state would be willing to pay the real estate tax on Lawrence's home there. The state would get state of its own medicine
and a 1 and a 2 : )
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