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Open Forum: Don’t use school bonds for white elephants


This is an excellent time for school districts to ask their citizens for the authority to issue bonds. Interest rates are at historic lows and with the prospect of run-away inflation in the future they can be paid off with cheap money.

The proceeds of the bond issues, however, should not be frittered away on big elaborate buildings which will become white elephants before the bonds are paid off.

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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