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Minnesota tax money shouldn't go to 'wet house'

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The proposed "wet house" will house up to 40 chronic alcoholics and provide them with shelter, meals, laundry and other services. Some of these alcoholics have been through treatment 10, 15 and even 20 times, partially at taxpayer expense, and continue to drink.

In the "wet house" they will be allowed to continue to drink. Olmsted County plans to build this new facility next to the children's soccer and baseball fields.

Why am I writing to your newspaper? Because according to Olmsted County, "no local tax dollars would be used; the money will come from state tax dollars." So, I am curious, how taxpayers in the Greater Minnesota area feel about $8 million of your money being spent to house and feed 40 chronic alcoholics in Rochester.

Call or write your congressman and let them know how you feel.

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