Letters to the Editor

It Was We the People Who Were Lucky

Ron Rauschenberger Bismarck I was amused by Mike Jacobs’ column “The Onlooker.” Seems journalists often prefer politicians who make a lot of noise. After all, it makes for good news headlines. Unfortunately, the wild-eyed politician also tends to be more divisive than pragmatic and ...

Shouldn’t have to pay for damage done by heavy machinery

Monte Reiner Minot The Metigoshe Monster has reared its ugly head again as Roland Township Commissioners left their hearing aids at home as they attempt to reintroduce the paving project voters turned down just a few months ago. I love the way they explain that tweaking it just enough to ...

SNAP makes a difference

Gail Slinde Velva Every year, the North Dakota State Fair gives us all a chance to celebrate our state’s agricultural richness. But in the same state where we produce such bounty, many of our neighbors struggle to put food on the table each day. That’s why the Supplemental Nutrition ...

Carson Wentz is a gift to North Dakota

J. Patrick Traynor Fargo Congratulations to Carson Wentz on the launch of his AO1 Foundation. It’s thrilling to see a young person called to live a life of giving, and inspiring that he and his new foundation are guided by his deep Christian faith. We are proud to call him our own! ...

It’s ok to judge the action

Jolene Pietsch Minot According to Scripture: “pride or self-love as the beginning of every evil.” A person has every right and responsibility to judge the action of a person who is doing something which is contrary to natural law. Judging the actual action is different than judging ...

Wanted: teacher’s helper

Benjamin Ashley Parker Blackfoot, Idaho I am a elementary teacher in Idaho and I am in need of some help from North Dakota residents. I want to do a school project for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year with my class. I need a retired license plate from the Peace Garden State. If you have ...

Trash can conspriacy continued

Bob Ziegler Minot So the new trashcans will be delivered starting today? wow, how exciting. no vote on the issue, no discussion (except “we have decreed, you shut up”), not one of our “representatives” gives a care. What next? Must have the trash can on the curb no closer than ...

Minot needs a normal person as mayor

Nancy Bommelman Minot PROMARK, DIRECTEL, ORAL LOGIC. Remember those companies? We paid them to come to the city of Minot and make their companies work. WE PAID THEM! They are gone. Long gone. These companies were given money from the Magic Fund and they were also suppose to pay the city ...

Praise for Minot tennis pro

Carolyn Moore Minot There’s no better place in North Dakota to enjoy the game of tennis than the Magic City. Major updates to Hammond Park in 2014 gave Minot 10 top-notch outdoor playing surfaces (two complete with stadium lights) and beautiful overall grounds that are well maintained and ...

Looking for answers

Mike Schumacher Minot Dear Minot City Council members: I recently read an article in the newspaper. The article was regarding the hotels and motels stating their occupancy rates were down to 38 percent. I’m not Einstein but in late winter and early spring the oilfield activity was down; ...

Time to get out of NAFTA

Duane Stahl Valley City When campaigning, Trump labeled the North American Free Trade Agreement a “disaster” and indicated we should get out. Now he wants to renegotiate with Mexico and Canada. NAFTA’s effects on our economy are bad enough. What it can do to our Constitutional ...

Stop funding Planned Parenthood

Linda Thorson Edinburg Former Representative Hawkins, Fargo, claims that Planned Parenthood is one of America’s most trusted reproductive health care providers. Does she know that fifty-one known audits of their affiliates’ billing procedures have shown almost $8.5 million in fraudulent ...

Why no vote on garbage plan?

Bob Ziegler Minot So the little tin gods on the city council are actually willing to listen to the people they represent? Mr. Straight is worried about communication and how poorly the council is coming across? About danged time. So, why did the citizens whom you supposedly represent ...

Providers concerned about BCRA

Jerry Jurena, NDHA president Dr. Craig Lambrecht, NDHA board chairman Courtney Koebele, NDMA executive director Dr. Debra Geier, NDMA president On behalf of the 48 member hospitals in the North Dakota Hospital Association and the 1,600 physicians and medical students in the North Dakota ...

A change of heart

Steve Joraanstad Crosby I believe I am one of many that has said if I have heart problems don’t bring me to Minot but bring me to Bismarck. Well my heart story has changed my opinion on that statement. I had just returned back home from a meeting on Tuesday, May 30 and all of a sudden ...

How sweet it was…

Margaret Hass Minot (How sweet it was) to walk into our Marketplace stores and see all those beautiful red, white and blue patriotic cupcake displays in honor of our veterans and for the coming of our 4th of July. Growing up during World War II and with your husband in the South Pacific ...

Letter was one-sided

J.L.Turner Minot I just read the letter from the pediatrician from Bismarck, there is one huge fact that he failed to include in his one sided letter to the editor. Fact is Congress has been using a budget process called “baseline budgeting” Congress automatically assumes that the ...

Tone down the rhetoric

Jim Lein Minot In a recent column, Rob Port seems to call himself a murderer. He took exception to comments by Elizabeth Warren and others that if the Republican health care plan is enacted, people will die. He wrote: “if you disagree with Senator Warren and her fellow progressives on ...

Airman goes above and beyond

Joan Shirley Albuquerque, N.M. Last week, my 88-year-old mother and I had spent a week in Minot for a family wedding. Upon arriving at the Minot International Airport to leave with my mother, her walker, 4 suitcases and my mom needing a wheelchair to transport her into the airport; David ...

No fan of Amazon … or John Stossel

Val Stadick Minot Perhaps this isn’t the best way to begin a letter to the editor but “John Stossel Is an Idiot!” His recent column titled “’Stingy’ Jeff Bezos” stated that Jeff Bezos, who is looking for ideas for some philanthropy (aka he needs a tax break) should not feel ...