Letters to the Editor

Let’s make this happen

Nancy Bommelman Minot A few weeks ago Patti Eisenzimmer wrote a wonderful article and I hope everybody read it. It’s true everything she said. The city of Minot doesn’t give a damn about the drug problems in Minot. They have to build worthless buildings and spend money stupidly and ...

Lemonade, anyone?

Tyrone Langager Minot Some thoughts, if permitted, on clichés, Nobel laureates, and Welsh poets. Clichés are overused, trite, and unarguably true (“haste makes waste” and “he who hesitates is lost” are equally noxious and factual). In the last year, from the wholesale ...

No place in North Dakota for CPCs

Ellie Shockley Mandan In the final days of session, ND legislators continue to work on the budget for the Department of Human Services. According to the DHS website, its role is to “provide services that help vulnerable North Dakotans of all ages to maintain or enhance their quality of ...

A “yes” vote is encouraged

Ryan Davy Des Lacs As Mayor of Des Lacs, I encourage the voters of United School District 7 to vote “Yes” in support of the bond to fund expansions and renovations at the Des Lacs and Burlington schools on April 25th. Let me address the question most often asked; why build in Des ...

No fan of Cramer

Hal Gershman Grand Forks Congressman Cramer stated that Sean Spicer’s comment about Hitler not using chemical weapons “had some validity” and was “a very poor illustration even if technically true.” What has validity and is technically true is that Kevin Cramer is a national ...

Where is the outcry, the outrage?

North Dakota State University Professors Allan Ashworth Elias Elias Neil Gudmestad Thomas Isern Kalpana Katti Jo Ann Miller Lawrence P. Reynolds Mukund Sibi William Wilson Although some concern has been expressed, there should be an outcry of outrage from the citizens and ...

Send Rodman back if nothing else

Jim Lein Minot It’s hard to imagine what might happen to Seoul and the rest of South Korea if we continue in our stubborn and undiplomatic stand-off with North Korea. It’s hard enough for me to imagine what Seoul looks like today, compared with my year there in the mid 1960s. It ...

Vote “Yes” for quality education April 25

Paula Bachmeier Burlington Dear Patrons of Des Lacs-Burlington School District: Fifty-five years ago, our two small, North Dakota rural towns made a decision to support each other with one common goal: a quality EDUCATION for our students. The United No. 7 School District was born, and ...

Paying Kukowski for doing nothing

Bob Saunders Minot The taxpayers of Ward County paid Mr. Kukowski $98,000 for doing nothing in 2016 and now we are paying him $75,000 for the same reason. As a matter of fact he did nothing before the death of the inmate happened because his staff and his jail were not up to state ...

Still waiting on Heidi

Brenda Podetz Fargo For several weeks, we have waited for Senator Heitkamp to announce her intentions regarding the repeal of the BLM flaring rules. When North Dakota elected Senator Heitkamp, she promised to stand up for good and reasonable policies that make sense no matter the ...

Just what is going on downtown?

Andrew Heidt Minot Here we go again! Once again the City of Minot is getting ahead of itself in planning a downtown gathering space. Expending my tax dollars for a design draft on land that does not belong to them. If you remember they did the same thing at the old Ramstad School ...

Thanks again for dinner

Ardis Ziebarth Minot My daughter and I are so grateful to the man who was sitting at the table just across from us when he came over and said he wanted to pay for our dinners. We thanked him at the time, but neither I nor my daughter knew him. We wanted to say again how very nice that was ...

Fortunate to have symphony orchestra

David and Ardis Loock Minot On Saturday night we attended a wonderful symphony concert at the college. We, the people of Minot, are so lucky to be able to attend these concerts. It gave us goose bumps to hear the magnificent pieces of Star Wars, Star Trek and E.T. The musicians are the ...

Cramer and Hoeven sold out

Katrina Christiansen Jamestown Rep. Cramer and Senator Hoeven showed the state of North Dakota just how morally bankrupt they are by voting in favor of reversing Obama era rules regarding internet privacy that allows Internet Services Providers to sell the browsing data of customers without ...

There’s still hope for theocracy

Steven Moen Minot I was disappointed when I heard that the ND Senate didn’t pass the “No foreign law in our courtrooms” bill that passed the House. This would have effectively blocked outside laws, like Sharia or UN laws, from affecting the decisions of our courts. This could lead to ...

Taking a stand for community

Ryan Taylor Past state director USDA Rural Development As North Dakotans, we value community. Write it with a capital ‘C’ or type it out in all caps. We believe in community services, community development and community facilities. North Dakotans are wired to look out for each other and ...

Proposed TR Library not dead

Bruce Pitts Fargo A recent column by Mike Jacobs titled “TR Library faces cuts” has generated questions from concerned citizens about the fate of the TR Presidential Library being built in Dickinson, N.D. I would like to take this opportunity to address them. Like everyone else, we at ...

Constitutional carry an example of good legislation

Sen. Kelly Armstrong Chairman, Senate Judiciary Rep. Todd Porter Chairman, House Energy and Natural Resources This week, the legislature passed the “constitutional carry” bill that has since been signed into law by Gov. Burgum. This law allows citizens to carry a concealed ...

Letters to the Editor

Get U.S. out of Middle East, now Ron Carlson Bismarck If one can believe….Assad, dictator of Syria, uses chemicals, other than chlorine, against his own people. And if that ain’t enough he bombs the hospital treating those whom he gassed…. if one can believe….. If he is doing ...

Save the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Phoenix Trent Bismarck The Trump administration is working to tear apart essential consumer protections put in place after the wreckage that caused the financial meltdown and great recession. We cannot allow ourselves to forget recent history and allow the next round of financial ...