Dave Peterson’s article on the failing New Prague golf course mentions FFM.
“Hanging over the whole discussion is the issue of where the state’s politics are heading. A lot of small towns are heavily subsidized by state aid, which is helping them prop up money-losing amenities such as golf courses. Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer’s running mate, Annette Meeks, a Metropolitan Council member appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, founded the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota, the conservative think tank that ripped the municipal golf industry. Meeks has said she believes a lot of city officials who threaten to cut police and fire staffing are at the same time protecting their golfers and their hockey teams.”