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Sports complex makes Dayton cut; MERIT Center snubbed

January 15, 2014

MARSHALL — While there was never any doubt the city of Marshall would proceed with building what local officials called a regionally-attractive amateur sports complex since passage of a local sales......

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Jan-16-14 12:13 PM

Last lap and in the lead? More like last lap and breathing very hard. This will be weeded out in the legislature.

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Jan-15-14 3:06 PM

Good news. It just boggles my mind that there is that much money allocated towards these projects every year and it has been this much work to get this far.

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Jan-15-14 2:43 PM

Now, if Dayton could only find a legitimate way to pay for The Wilf Family Palace…

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Jan-15-14 2:12 PM

Here is the specific language in Gov. Dayton's 2014 bonding proposal: The Governor recommends $4.298 million in state bonding to construct a southwest regional sports center in Marshall, Minnesota. The sports center will feature two ice sheets that could be converted to volleyball/basketball courts as well as ten outdoor athletic fields that could be used for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football, and other field sports.

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Jan-15-14 2:04 PM

Great news for the region!

I'm hopeful that the local commission or project leaders will make clear how the different funding sources are paying for which portion of the sports complex/merit center. For instance, does the bonding provide additional features/facilities or does it shorten the length (years) of the Local Sales Tax?

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Jan-15-14 1:01 PM

It had to make the cut; it's the only ammo he has to try and get SW MN votes from Marty Seifert.

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