Keep working on new state park on Lak...

Keep working on new state park on Lake Vermilion

There are 5 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 26, 2009, titled Keep working on new state park on Lake Vermilion. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

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Since: Mar 08

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#1 Apr 27, 2009
This would be something to consider if we had a budget surplus. As it is we are about $140 million backlogged on expenses for our current state parks. This is why the state is in a mess, no financial sense.

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Since: Jun 08

St. Paul, MN

#2 Apr 27, 2009
Yes, we have economic problems and deficits but this is one time we can rise above our tumultuous budget woes and establish the "Crown Royale" [or crown jewel] of MN's State Park System.

Using some MN innovation and created fund raising this state park can be established. Using Heritage Funds and obtaining Federal stimulus funding this park can be realized.

Also, since assessed land values are getting thoroughly wrenched over, the state might come under its legal requirements for the project and US Steel might even get capital loss tax credits from the state and Feds.

When you look at the immediate and future benefits of establishing this park it is a win/win situation for everybody.

Now let's get it done before it's too late!

Ack

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 27, 2009
Let's do it and finance the purchase through a surcharge at this location on the usual state park fee. Vermilion is awesome...I'd pay it.
AAG

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 29, 2009
This is an absolute must! Besides, what company in their right mind is going to hang onto land for HOUSING development ? comeon!
Brodie from Shakopee

Shakopee, MN

#5 Apr 30, 2009
I don't understand why the state can't strong arm the company for a better deal by threatening to create a zoning law that would prevent the land from becoming housing.

I like our state park system too, but people, WE ARE BROKE!

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