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Old 09-28-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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I am a resident of Lyon County and am very upset about the casino coming to our county. I have heard stories of this type of thing happening in other counties where "they" make it sound very good for the community and how it will bring millions but when it actually comes the county does not see the money and it only brings bigger problems. I am prepared to fight for our farmland because this definatly seems like a HUGE waste of valuble land!!! I think this issue is far from over..............
I may not know much about the buisness end of farming but I do know that the 200 acres of farmland that the casino is going to use does not generate 52 million dollars a year(the projected income from the casino). One more thing, I think the issue is over, the people voted yes, deal with it, it's time to respect the decision that was made.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Default Casino Best Thing For Lyon County

Lyon county must build the casino~!
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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Ok, I would like to offer up a response to the people that do not support the casino. DO NOT BE SO SELFISH! The hard earned dollars of Lyon County workers have been traveling up to Lincoln and Minnehaha counties in South Dakota for years. I do understand that it would not be the ideal situation if you had a Casino in your backyard, but who is really going to have it that way. With development and supporting business to move into the Casino area, the possibility to either develop ones own land or sell for value is present. The Casino will bring in so many more businesses and most importantly jobs into Lyon county that the economic impact is amazing. West Lyon's enrollment has been steadily decreasing over the past 10 years, and the Casino may help stabilize or hopefully increase the number of students. School funding by the State is based of of number of students that attend the school. Teachers in Lyon County are unable to get raised in salary due to rising health care costs, but by getting more tax dollars funding will increase. Yes it may shift wealth from one hand to another, but in the meantime, tax dollars are raised and thus helping the tax burden of the county. Gambling has a negative connotation, and people think that by having a casino in the county addictions will increase. It is the individual's responsibility to restrain from addictions. The county and state must do what is best for the greatest number of people. In politics there is no RIGHT or WRONG, just a better answer. BY PUTTING UP THE LYON COUNTY CASINO THE TAX PAYERS ARE DOING THE BETTER ANSWER!
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Kudos to Sioux County. These damn casinos are nothing but poisen. We've all heard the term "selling your souls to the devil". Well, that's exactly what's going on here. Do I feel sorry for Sioux Falls if this gets built? Heck no. SF has trashed it's image long ago with video lottery.

The only good this Lyon Co. casino will bring is maybe it will shut down some of these eyesores in Sioux Falls.

I'd rather see blackjack tables with limited betting and the money going to charity much like North Dakota than the machines.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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When I was a kid everyone in NW Iowa used to flock across the border to a dog track north of Sioux City in South Dakota. It was a big draw, I remember they had days you could bring your kids along too, and I was there several times. Of course they did'nt let kids gamble there, but I remember it was a big draw and people would buy racing forms and talk about their favorite picks. That place made a fortune, lets get our money back from SD and build the casino in Lyon County.

I am sympathetic to the poster that does'nt like their kid to see a casino, but they can't go in there when they are a minor. Teach your kids that gambling in casino's is a stupid waste of their money and hope the lesson sticks when they grow up. Lyon County needs an economic boost, it has actually lost population in an area that should experience growth, being so close to Sioux Falls. It reminds me alot of Madison County with respect that it has a good location for growth but does not grow for whatever reason.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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The gaming commission released the market studies last week. They will go over them at the June 4th meeting and then maybe decide to entertain new applications. You can find the reports at RECENT STUDIES RELATED TO GAMING

The gist of both reports is that Lyon County is the best place to put a new casino.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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Note to you "Sioux County Hollanders" Everybody knows how better you are than everybody. You don't need to remind us all the time. It's bad enough you got Pella over Rock Rapids and you tried to influence us to vote against the casino. We'll do our thing and you can do yours.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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Whoa whoa whoa. I lived by Larchwood for 21 years and I just moved from Florida to Sioux Center only 11 months ago. I'm not sure I've been here long enough to qualify as a "Sioux County Hollander" quite yet. (Could calling someone a "Sioux County Hollander" be considered flaming? )

I was just trying to generate a little conversation around the possibility that there might be some proven effective ways to grow the local economy that have yet to be tried.
Wow, some rivalry against the neighboring counties!

I have a love/hate relationship regarding casinos. In Sioux Falls, we've had 3 casino robberies, and one attempted within the past 2 weeks. Obviously, it's been the stupid small casinos that pop up all over.

However, I think a large casino/resort type of establishment will be great for Lyon County. Iowa/Minnesota residents are very prevalent shopping and spending money in Sioux Falls.

I think this casino will have a positive effect for Lyon County.
Crime dealing with a large casino/resort will be limited, in my opinion.

There are large casino/hotel/resort in places like Flandreau SD, Granite Falls MN... and I haven't heard of a HUGE spike in crime.

I can understand the "not in my backyard"...but I think this could be a big positive for Lyon County.
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Sorry, I didn't mean to call you the "H" word. I just get worked up when over this issue. It's not like Lyon County hasn't tried to get other buisnessess in the county. We are just too close to bigger population bases that can provide more of a work force. Plus this casino just kind of fell into our lap. For once being close to Sioux Falls is going to work in our favor. The Des Moines Register even had a big article about our little county and the casino. I didn't think the Des Moines Register even knew we were in Iowa.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Sorry, I didn't mean to call you the "H" word. I just get worked up when over this issue. It's not like Lyon County hasn't tried to get other buisnessess in the county. We are just too close to bigger population bases that can provide more of a work force. Plus this casino just kind of fell into our lap. For once being close to Sioux Falls is going to work in our favor. The Des Moines Register even had a big article about our little county and the casino. I didn't think the Des Moines Register even knew we were in Iowa.
I'm ashamed of our legislature in SD... They are trying to change laws in order for Minnehaha County (Sioux Falls) to build a casino/resort on the border. They say, they are trying to divert the building of casino/resort in Lyon County.

Let Lyon County grow/flourish... the new development can only be positive!
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