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Dayton, Bachmann team up to support new St. Croix bridge

There are 228 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 18, 2011, titled Dayton, Bachmann team up to support new St. Croix bridge. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Although Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann are polar opposites on most political issues, they agreed Friday to team up to push for construction of a long-delayed four-lane bridge over the St.

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Freedom Lover

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 19, 2011
Well, if Dayton sees the wisdom in Michele Bachmann and her quest to keep the working people rolling in this state, all may not ne lost after all. Now, if we could just get him to buddy-up with Walker Taxes Ranger things would be on the upswing for sure.
Again

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 19, 2011
Here we go again. Tell weekend traffic and rush hour traffic to go cross in Hudson, WI. Downtown Stillwater is not what is use to be. We just lost one of the Lumberjack Days most beloved organizer, Mrs. Thompson and who brought back the local people to downtown in the 60's and 70's. Now that Eckberg is involved in Lumberjack Days, local people DO NOT go to Lumberjack Days. Local people also DO NOT shop downtown, they go up on the hill as we call it around this area, which has the big stores, Walmart, Lowes, Cub, Target, ect. Close the bridge down all together. A new bridge will not bring economic development to downtown Stillwater. Downtown Stillwater has been dried up for many years. No more Hooley's, St. Croix Drug, Reedes, Ben Franklins, Kolinors(spelling), the bakery, banks, and gas stations.
NUTSTOU

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 19, 2011
Again wrote:
Here we go again. Tell weekend traffic and rush hour traffic to go cross in Hudson, WI. Downtown Stillwater is not what is use to be. We just lost one of the Lumberjack Days most beloved organizer, Mrs. Thompson and who brought back the local people to downtown in the 60's and 70's. Now that Eckberg is involved in Lumberjack Days, local people DO NOT go to Lumberjack Days. Local people also DO NOT shop downtown, they go up on the hill as we call it around this area, which has the big stores, Walmart, Lowes, Cub, Target, ect. Close the bridge down all together. A new bridge will not bring economic development to downtown Stillwater. Downtown Stillwater has been dried up for many years. No more Hooley's, St. Croix Drug, Reedes, Ben Franklins, Kolinors(spelling), the bakery, banks, and gas stations.
With a dismal attitude like yours, the town of Stillwater will dry up and go away. Luckily there are us folks who think downtown Stillwater has a bright future. A good example for Stillwater to look at would be Paducah Ky. It is on the banks of the Ohio river. Like most of america, much of the business district has migrated to the town suberbs. They brought back the folks by building a great arts centered community. They also like Stillwater, have many antique shops and restaurants to attract tourism, as well as a interactive river history center. I look at the glass and say it is half full. You apparently look at it and say it is half empty.! The Stillwater and adjacent western Wis. communities need the bridge now! It will happen, inspite of the feckless Sierra Club and their costly law suits!
For sale

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 19, 2011
apparently our national parks are for sale. A bad move for Dayton as he tries to come to the middle with the Republicans. Trouble is, he isn't moving towards the middle, rather he is chasing them as they head in their own direction. Our river is not a bargaining chip Mr. Governor. Quit buying into this jobs arguement...some things are not for sale.
Big Roy

New Richmond, WI

#6 Mar 19, 2011
The bridge won't even come in downtown you moron AGAIN. It will come in dead flush with 36 over the marina,so if you want to go to the Cities head straight if you want to go downtown make a right,hence not as much traffic congestion. As for driving around ,well I have a job in MN see they had a Republican Gov the past few years and he created jobs while our GOv at the time was a liberal Sierra Club loving loser who killed jobs in WI. Well now it is reverse so maybe you will be the one driving into WI for a job soon as we will have the jobs and MN won't so maybe you will need the bridge.As for Eckberg well he is scumbag loser I agree.
Steve

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Mar 19, 2011
Wasn't a fan of Dayton, but I will give him credit for this initiative. Good job! But then again, who wouldn't want to work closely with Bachmann?:)

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#9 Mar 19, 2011
For sale wrote:
apparently our national parks are for sale. A bad move for Dayton as he tries to come to the middle with the Republicans. Trouble is, he isn't moving towards the middle, rather he is chasing them as they head in their own direction. Our river is not a bargaining chip Mr. Governor. Quit buying into this jobs arguement...some things are not for sale.
Ahhhh, the St. Croix is NOT a National Park. Yellowstone in Wyoming is a National Park. This strip of the lower St. Croix between the marina's the housing, Anderson Windows, and the Alan King Plant plus the 94 bridge is about as far removed from a National Park as one could be. Now north of Stillwater that's a different matter, but south to Prescott on a weekend with all the boats cruising and fishing is like driving 35W during rush hour. Plus most of the land along the lower St. Croix is all privately owned land, not government owned.
trolls

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Mar 19, 2011
Mark it on your calendar folks, a dem agrees with a repub!
Herb

Stillwater, MN

#11 Mar 19, 2011
For sale wrote:
apparently our national parks are for sale. A bad move for Dayton as he tries to come to the middle with the Republicans. Trouble is, he isn't moving towards the middle, rather he is chasing them as they head in their own direction. Our river is not a bargaining chip Mr. Governor. Quit buying into this jobs arguement...some things are not for sale.
I notice you don't live around here. Please stay out of our business. Build the bridge!
James

United States

#12 Mar 19, 2011
Long over due!! Never would have seen this partnership to make it happen though

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#13 Mar 19, 2011
Of course a new bridge needs to be built, but a a cost of $700 million to serve 20,000 people is pure lunacy, especially seeing both states are broke! The 10 lane double 35W bridge that serves 150,000 daily cost $250 million! It's sad world we live in when they can't come up with a $200 million dollar solution to save the tax payers half a billion!
Double standard

Stillwater, MN

#14 Mar 19, 2011
I love how many of the same people who can't complain loudly enough about light rail and mass transit investments have no problem spending $700 million on a bridge that serves 17,000 vehicles per day. Hypocrites. Just where is the money supposed to come from?
H Clinton 2012

United States

#15 Mar 19, 2011
Double standard wrote:
I love how many of the same people who can't complain loudly enough about light rail and mass transit investments have no problem spending $700 million on a bridge that serves 17,000 vehicles per day. Hypocrites. Just where is the money supposed to come from?
light rail is the train from nowhere to nowhere that no one rides and costs billions......
MidAtlantic

Overland Park, KS

#16 Mar 19, 2011
Democrats are out in 2012
The american people have spoken

“Government breeds Poverty”

Since: Jan 11

Woodbury

#17 Mar 19, 2011
This bridge will open up so much for business, travel freedom and thus economic prosperity. Compare that to rail which is travel limitations, tyranny, and mass deficits.
IDO

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 19, 2011
Herb wrote:
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I notice you don't live around here. Please stay out of our business. Build the bridge!
Well I do. My family has since it was Wisc territory. So I'll get in your business, We don't need to build some super bluff to bluff four lane 700 million super bridge, because some Cheese Head wants to get the cities faster.
fool

Albertville, MN

#19 Mar 19, 2011
A two lane brige could work or at least make it fit in like the High Bridge in St. Paul

Work with those who are opposed don't change laws,
IDO

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 19, 2011
“Congresswoman Bachmann needs all the help she can get” Gary Kriesel said Thursday. Now it seems that Dayton and Bachmann have something in common.

There is no good reason for anyone in Stillwater to support an easy way for someone to develop western Wisc, into a Woodbury.
Roberts WI Dad

United States

#21 Mar 19, 2011
If ya build the bridge do it right like it is in Hudson. More lanes not less and let freedom ring.
Two way Streets

United States

#22 Mar 19, 2011
IDO wrote:
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Well I do. My family has since it was Wisc territory. So I'll get in your business, We don't need to build some super bluff to bluff four lane 700 million super bridge, because some Cheese Head wants to get the cities faster.
with the bridge its all good, MN to WI or WI to MN.

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