Letters to the Editor

Minot flood was man-made

Dan Reinhard Minot Look, I do not pretend to be an expert hydrologist, but I do have an opinion about our upcoming local flood prevention program. Every resident throughout the Souris River Basin was affected by the destructive deluge of the 2011 flood. Some residents lost homes and small ...

Veteran served his country and is still serving others one by one

Suzanne Henry Medora While we were in Minot recently we had lunch at Grizzly’s Grill N Saloon at the mall. The waiter informed us that an older gentleman at the bar would be paying for our lunch. We were surprised and told the waiter that we appreciated the gesture but we would pay for ...

Stop funding the UN

Judy Stahl Valley City Is President Trump’s recent announcement to pull out of the UN Paris Climate Treaty genuine? The UN continues to march toward global government via the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Agenda 2030’s environmental goals of which the Paris Climate ...

Devils Lake could be next!

Amanda Havelange Hunter As most of you know, there is a hog operation proposed near Devils Lake. The detrimental effects this could have on the community are far too horrendous to ignore. There are more than 1,500 members in a Lake Region Concerned Citizens group on Facebook, and hundreds ...

Every veteran has a story to tell

Max Zurcher Minot I admire the foresight, desire and commitment of our veterans who have served our country. Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017, will be celebrated with a ceremony for all the men and women who have served to protect the freedom of those who couldn’t protect ...

How will Heidi vote?

Kelly Armstrong Bismarck President Trump was elected largely on the promise of not being another all-talk, no-action politician. And while the President’s personal approval ratings have taken a bit of a hit because of his outspoken candor, public support for his policy initiatives like ...

We are united – vote yes

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 ...

Buy local this Christmas

Val Stadick Minot I find it frustrating that as our local and state leaders discuss all the lost revenue in our state that they leave out one very important factor – the revenue that is flowing out of our state due to the increase of e-commerce. As the owner of a local bookstore and a ...

Support hockey coach David Hoff

Corey Olson Bottineau Tommy Turtle on a hockey sled with the Olympic gold medal around his neck in Bottineau ND? Wow, wouldn’t that be something to be proud of. It could very well be reality, our small town in the farthest northern part of our state, with a population of less than most ...

Dueling compasses

Steven Moen Minot In response to Krisanna Peterson’s letter, my moral compass has been screaming the last 8 years as Obama attacked Christian organizations including the “Little Sisters” because they didn’t support his contraception and or gay agenda, when the Supreme Court ...

An open letter to Senators Heitkamp, Hoeven and Representative Cramer

Ron Carlson Bismarck So here we go again. Normal people going about their activities in Lower Manhattan and this Islamic jihadist (expletive) drives down a bicycle path and runs over common ordinary people minding their own business. In so doing 8 are dead D-E-A-D AND 11 more injured. This ...

Law enforcement should be commended

Gaylynn Becker Bismarck I did a little research regarding the NFL players protesting police brutality against African Americans. 1. According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau (the most recent available I could find) and the NAACP incarceration rates by race are not equal. The per ...

Fracking rules should be strengthened, not rolled back

Lisa DeVille Mandaree As a member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, I was taught that the Earth is our mother so we must protect it. Here on the Fort Berthold Reservation our waters are a precious resource, and with 1,500 oil and gas wells ...

Heitkamp should get on board tax overhaul

Perrie Schafer Mandan North Dakotans have been hurt by Washington’s burdensome tax system for decades. With Congress ready to tackle tax reform, it’s time Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp put aside her party loyalty and support the Republican plan, which will cut taxes and create ...

Minot vet went above and beyond

Lois Kankovsky Minot You recently featured the mobile veterinary practice of Dr. S. Otto-Tafelmeyer. Last weekend my beloved Siamese cat, Simon, 16 years old, developed serious health issues. Though it was her day off, Dr. Tafelmeyer suggested that I bring Simon to her rural facility. 1) ...

Congratulations Jason Wolla

Duane Dokken Minot Congratulations goes to Jason Wolla of the Nodak Race Club for winning the national championships of dirt racing in Boone, Iowa, this past summer. This is quite an achievement for Jason and the Minot club. The Nodak Race Club of Minot has been going since the 1950s ...

To Governor Burgum, Senator Hoeven and Cramer

Krisanna Peterson Bismarck I hope that your moral judgement compass has been going off. I want to commend what Sen. Jeff Flake’s said today. I can tell in his voice he was scared. Finally a republican in our US legislature has said what the president is doing is not acceptable. I hope all ...

More Ward County double standard?

Jerome Gruenberg Burlington I work as an estimator for a local construction company. A few months ago I was asked by Leona, the building and grounds department head, to give her a budget price for work on the Ward County North building. I took several pictures and spent several hours ...

Here we go again

Josh Askvig Bismarck For the third time in four years, MDU is looking to unfairly hike rates on residential consumers’ natural gas bills. This time MDU is asking the Public Service Commission to agree to a natural gas rate hike of 5.4 percent to boost its revenues by $5.9 million in North ...

Proposed pig farm threatens water supplies

Nancy Ferguson Mohall A factory hog operation has been proposed less than 1 mile from the Devils Lake shore. Yearly, this facility would house over 100,000 pigs and produce over 3.5 million gallons of waste! Langdon, and many other communities already receive or are slated to receive water ...