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Century-Old Carousel Has One Indiana City Going 'Round And 'Round

The mayor of Carmel, Ind., is preparing to introduce a particularly controversial bond at the end of August, and it's all surrounding an old carousel in Canada worth a couple of million dollars.
Controversy has erupted in Carmel, Ind., as the city council is expected to consider $76 million in new bonds to pay for various projects, including one for a new luxury hotel, a couple new roundabouts and, this antique carousel. Source: Arlan Ettinger

A $5 million antique carousel is shaking up local politics in Carmel, Ind.

The Carmel City Council is expected to consider $76 million in new bonds to pay for various projects, including one for a new luxury hotel, a couple of new roundabouts and, an antique carousel.

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard says the carousel will increase quality of life for residents of Carmel and could help attract the "best and

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