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Commissioners fire fairgrounds manager

People respond to talk of shutting down fairgrounds


Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Paul Cole, left, and Jolynn Cole talk about the different activities and uses that the fairground holds and serves Tuesday. Jolynn Cole has started a Facebook page called "Save our fairgrounds" with the goal to get ideas on how to save the fairgrounds, which is in the red on its budget.

Since news broke that Great Northern Fair Board members had discussed making big changes such as seasonally shutting down the fairgrounds, people have taken to social media with comments, suggestions and complaints en masse.

In a recent twist, those changes have already begun, as county commissioners voted during their Thursday meeting to fire fairgrounds manager Dave Brewer.

Hill County Commissioner Mike Wendland said this morning the decision was all about money.

"Fairgrounds revenue has not kept up with expenditures," Wendland said. "It's an unfortunate thing."

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