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Chris Zietz, Fargo , Published November 10 2012

Letter: Thanks for donor to Scheels Arena

I would like to send out a huge thank-you to whoever donated the money to the Scheels Arena. These funds will give the arena a fresh breath of hope.

However, I am a bit disappointed with the comments that have been made that the arena can now plan for the addition of more sheets of ice. I do understand that more ice in our community would be welcome. I just hope that the people responsible for the arena’s budget do a better job of budgeting. We must not plan budgets based on someone coming around to bail us out after we fail at budgeting the funds that we currently have.

To the budget committee: Please run this arena in a more responsible way in the future with regard to the budget. Planning for the future is the biggest part of the budgeting process.

Let us move forward with a more responsible plan for the future, and this should not include the idea that someone will come forward with another huge donation to bail us out.

Please don’t misunderstand me; I am more grateful than most when I say I sincerely appreciate the generous, kind, wonderful and gracious gesture that was done for the arena by donating these funds. Thank you so much for doing this for our community.