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Sebeka MN, Born 1898, Died ???? - the obit is near.

Posted 03-27-2013 at 09:40 AM by slamont61

It has been a while since I've updated this blog. I've kind of been in shock watching my small town die a slow and painful death. One business after the next closing up shop, nothing new coming and the Local Government sits on it's collective a$$ watching things go south day after day, week after week, month after month. It is a sad state of affairs.

Our last remaining cafe closed down several weeks back a month after the American Legion was foreclosed on. These were unrelated but there is one common thread, support from the community. I know, the economy is bad all around, yeah I get it. But you don't see this happening anywhere else around here. I'm sure every small town across the region is hurting but all the rest of them don't have a tomb stone being made. They are chugging along in seemingly good shape. Sebeka, not so much. It's a main street of boarded up store fronts as ugly as it gets. The powers that be must like it that way because NOTHING is being done about it. The rest of them, who knows? Without support from the community, the well dries up.

I have a complaint list a mile long and I'll get around to every point eventually. This is where it begins and likely will end. Not sure anyone else cares. I'm it.

I run the local web site for the C & C but no one in the community even reaches out with info about an event or happening. What the heck? A resource free for the usage and they don't care to utilize it. I used to go out and about to beg for any input but sadly I'm growing tired of it. We don't even have a news paper with a web presence, oh unless you have a subscription that is. What does one need with internet viewing if you have it on paper? They're a disgrace. The Sebeka.com website is not a place to editorialize but it's getting harder and harder to keep it in an up beat frame of mind. Therefor I'll do that here and will link this to the site.

Join me in the watch, I'll be sure to keep everyone posted. Here in Sebeka, the town is on Life-Support and it might just be brain-dead, only time will tell. We just don't have much of it.

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    Hey there slamont61,

    I thought Sebeka had a modular home builder. Dynamic in DL, despite the downturn in the economy, is cranking out tons of homes headed for the oilfields of North Dakota.

    I'm in Morris, and our economy is stable. Superior/Westmor is holding fine, and the University is growing, albeit slowly, and is now around 2000 students.

    Appleton, in Swift County where my wife's uncle is a business owner and county commissioner, has been in a tailspin since the prison closed almost 5 years ago.

    Sebeka is close to Wadena, right? I could see how your economies could be intertwined; however, I don't know enough about Sebeka and Wadena. Please send me a message anytime.

    Posted 03-27-2013 at 03:46 PM by disneyrecords disneyrecords is offline
  2. Old Comment
    I thought St. Cloud was growing north into Sebeka - isn't Sebeka becomming a bedroom community? If so, shouldn't there be an upswing in services in the next few years? (I'm up on the Iron Range)
    Posted 04-14-2013 at 12:16 PM by 601halfdozen0theother 601halfdozen0theother is offline

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