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Updated April 2, 2014

Letter to the editor: Sandy Musolf

Letter to the editor:

I still have some concerns about the Oppidan project. Is a community the size of Kasson able to support this business without taking away from stores we already have. I believe there will be an over saturation. We are adding a new Dollar store when we already have a dollar & video store, we have a variety store and lots of the same products will also be in Erdman’s, Hardware Hank, Houston’s, the flower store, the pharmacy and now to add yet a Shopko store.

Shopko says it will add approximately 30 employees. That sounds good, but will Shopko be taking employees away from established businesses that have to let employees go because of Shopko's presence. There may even be main street stores that will have to close. This is not needed on our main street. Main street is still a good place for business otherwise why would the council have put so much effort and money into the Folkstad building.

If this happens, what is the trickle down effect? Local businesses will have less to put toward all of the community projects they so proudly sponsor and contribute to. Will Shopko give breaks in prices to churches, schools, the Festival in the Park. Will they support the Care & Share auction to name a few or are they just big business and only think of themselves.

Also, we have only seen where the building, retaining pond, driveway and proposed other building is going to be put. I would like to see more information ....TO READ FULL ARTICLE PURCHASE THE DCI TODAY!

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