State of the art aquatics center shaping up in West Fargo

Work on Fargo aquatics center is making progress, the hope is it will be complete by Septemeber. Once complete, Aquatics Center Director Chad Day believes the facility will be able to attract both new swimmers, a wide user base, and new events to the City. It’s news in Minot because an aquatics center was previously

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Winnipeg: City Expected to Present YMCA Rec Center Deal Soon

The City of Winnipeg will soon present terms on an agreement with the local YW-YMCA to develop three recreation/leisure centers for the community. It’s a shared public-private development concept similar to what was proposed by the Park Board prior to last year’s MARC vote.

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West Fargo school officials get first look at aquatic center design

The community of West Fargo will be getting a new aquatic facility as part of a $98 million bond issue by the school district. The building will house a 10 lane Olympic-size competition pool and seating for more than 1,400 spectators.

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Mandan Says Yes to Parks and Recreation Facilities

The unofficial vote was 56% yes, 44% no. The vote approves a 0.75% sales tax that will be used to construct a $22 million rec center and sports complex. The facility will include two hockey rinks, a gymnastics facility, a new track and field and more.

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Jamestown’s Two Rivers Activity Center Tax Increase Approved

Jamestown voters approved a 1-perecent sales tax that will be used to fund the $28 million dollar Two Rivers Activity Center. The 172,000 square foot facility will have an aquatic center, walking path, basketball courts, and an indoor turf area.

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Groundbreaking Held for Watford City Event Center

Watford City is breaking ground on their $83 million event center. The project includes a hockey arena, turf areas, pools and water areas, a convention center and a 3,000-seat auditorium. The building is being financed by sales tax revenue.

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Williston Area Recreation Center Awarded ‘Tourism Attraction of the Year’

With more than 400,000 visits in the first year, the Williston Area Recreation Center has proven a remarkable success. That success was recognized last weekend at Governor Dalrymple’s Tourism Awards. Photo Courtesy of JLG Architects.

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Park Board: Radio City Renovation Approved, Lots of Other Business

It was a full agenda at last Wednesday’s Park Board meeting. Get the full rundown below. Radio City Park & Splash Pad Gets the Go Ahead Park Board members voted unanimously to move ahead with the ~$1.8 million renovation of Radio City Park in Southeast Minot. The plans include a splash pad similar to what’s

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MARC Vote Fails by 2 -1 Margin

Final vote tallies: NO: 3788 | YES: 1862. The result of the vote means nothing will change for Minot property owners or shoppers. The Park District will continue to be funded by property tax. Minot’s sales tax rate will remain at 7.5%.

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The MARC: Our Final Words

If you have chosen to get the information, you should be considering a ‘yes’ vote. If you’re firmly in the ‘no’ camp, these arguments won’t convince you to change your mind. I’m going to say them anyway. Minot Needs a Place for Year-Round, Active Recreation With the MARC proposal, the Park District has presented us

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Bismarck, Mandan Improve Water Parks and Pools

Bismarck and Mandan Park District’s are making improvements to their recreational water facilities. Full story from the Bismarck Tribune.

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West Fargo Plans $7.8 million Rec center

The 44,000 square foot facility will include basketball courts, volleyball courts, public gathering space, offices, and more for $7.8 million. Commentary: The per square foot price is exactly in-line with what’s been proposed by Park District in the MARC concept.

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Minot Sales Tax: What We Pay & Where it Goes

With much of the MARC election conversation centered around sales and property tax, we thought you might appreciate an update on the how, where, and whens of Minot’s sales tax. Here it is, in our easy-to-read presentation format.

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The MARC: ASK Fitness Says Yes

As the owner of ASK Fitness, I’m writing to express my support for the Minot Aquatics and Recreation Center.

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The MARC: An Opinion Swayed

Minot Daily News Editor David Rupkalvis weighs in on an important Minot issue with a unique perspective. This is something you should read. You may need a Facebook account to read this story.

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Commentary on the MARC: If You’re in the Yes Camp, Acknowledge This…

One of the hardest things for The Minot Voice editorial board to reconcile with our support of the MARC project is the introduction of the Park District as an operator in marketplaces that have traditionally been the domain of private business. Minot has several privately owned health and fitness clubs, we have a hotel that

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