There seems to be no end of zombie projects walking among us.
It's not just ZipRail. Though the Forum Communications chain's Don Davis reported in January that Dayton rejects private MN prison and $40 million additions to existing facilities, that shot didn't stop the plan to reopen the facility in Appleton from rising from the dead.
At the West Central Tribune, Tom Cherveny reports in Community meeting to discuss prison proposal in Appleton:
Appleton has a message for the state of Minnesota, and will tell it first to a home audience.
It is hosting a community meeting on the proposal to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Appleton Armory, 25 North Munsterman Street.
Organizers are encouraging residents, elected officials and interested people from throughout the region to attend.
The first goal is to let people know what the reopening of the facility would mean for the region’s economy, said Gary Hendrickx, a member of the Swift County Board of Commissioners and Appleton business owner.
Organizers hope that getting the message to more people will help state decision makers see the importance and benefits of the proposal, he explained.
If you plan to attend, please be respectful.
Photo: The Walking Dead prison guards. What would The Governor say?
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