Letters to the Editor

No Scandimonium for us

Marie Carlson Minot We were delighted when we learned ventriloquist Darcy Lynn would be at the Hostfest. What a wonderful opportunity for us to take our six N.D. granddaughters to her delightful show. The anticipated date of ticket sales arrived, followed by shock, disappointment, and ...

MAGIC money for school safety

Richard Pardon Minot School safety and student discipline for the Minot Public Schools students and staff should be a top priority. In my opinion we need no less than 9 resource officers to protect and detour potential threats – 2 for each of the large schools (Magic City Campus, ...

Teachers should accept offer

Patsy Bergan Minot I would like to make a comment to the teachers that are unhappy with the way the salary negotiating has gone. The teachers have apparently gotten a salary increase for the last nine years. For myself and all state employees, we did not get a raise last year and will not ...

University of Mary sells soul to Big Oil

Asher Noel Minot As a graduate of the University of Mary in Bismarck, I am disgusted at the recent announcement that they have accepted a $5 million donation from Energy Transfer Partners, the developers of DAPL. I won’t even start with the human rights violations against the Standing ...

Well done MASK Theater

Bev Fields Minot I commend you for all of you hard work presenting “The Jungle Book: The Musical.” You attention to detail didn’t go unnoticed. You transformed a Logan hillside backyard into a little paradise for our enjoyment. You well-orchestrated plan included wonderful signs of ...

Don’t blame the politicians we elect

Jim Maxson Minot According to known left wing liberal, Rupert Murdock’s Wall Street Journal, a “Time Bomb Looms for Aging America.” Is this an alternative fact or fake news? According to the June 23-24 edition of WSJ, the median 401K of Americans will generate under $8,000 per year ...

Tired of spoiled teachers

Chris Baker Minot As for teacher safety, we are hidebound by federal regulations (tied to funding) that are used to keep problem students in classrooms with IEPs which, when used properly, assure equal education opportunity, but, when used as easiest simply keep a troubled kid in a class ...

A warning

Carol M. Russell Bismarck Madeleine Albright gives us a chilling message, in fact, “a warning.” And she isn’t kidding. In her latest book, “Fascism,” she cites historian Robert Paxton who tells us: “Fascism was the major political innovation of the 20th Century.” Benito and ...

Look at what the city spends

Nancy Bommelman Minot Can anybody tell me why we don’t take care of our police officers or firemen? They are going other places to work because our benefits SUCK! They arrest people every single day they put their lives on the line for us every single day. I hear from people that say ...

Number of city inspectors clarified

Josh Wolsky Minot No. No. No. Just no. A recent letter to the editor got it wrong. No, the City of Minot does not have six electrical inspectors. No, the City of Minot does not have six plumbing inspectors. This is utter nonsense. The City of Minot’s Building Inspection budget is on ...

Standing up for health care

Former U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy D-ND A health insurance policy is one of life’s most important protections. Without it, there is nothing between the consumer and financial ruin if high medical costs are suddenly incurred. Tragic accidents and horrible medical diagnoses occur every single ...

Men have standing in abortion debate

Joe Ferrara Minot I’m pleasantly surprised that someone actually read my letter (the one that appeared in the June 24 Minot Daily News editorial section). Jim Lien read it; thank you Jim! Unfortunately, I failed to convince. I’m sorry that Mr. Lien wasn’t persuaded, but I think he ...

Why shopping local is important

Hayley Stenberg Minot Shopping small and shopping local are nice words we all like to use, we talk the talk but are we walking the walk. Are we the person that knows it’s the right thing to do but not practicing what we think or say because it is simply TOO easy to not. Don’t ...

Beware of H.R. 4760

Judy Stahl Valley City Under the pretense of limiting illegal immigration, U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia, has introduced H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act of 2018. This bill introduces mandatory national ID cards called “E-Verify” containing ...

Rep. Marvin Nelson playing with dark money

Roger Sundahl Gig Harbor, Wash. Several months ago, I publicly asked State Representative Marvin Nelson to disclose who is paying for his lawsuit against the state of North Dakota and mineral owners. In a telephone conversation with Rep. Marvin Nelson last week, I asked him again who is ...

Heidi gave us internet tax

Hal Gershman Grand Forks The decision by the Supreme Court of the United States permitting the states to charge sales tax on goods purchased outside of a state is a huge win for main street businesses. As stated in the Grand Forks Herald editorial June 23rd, “The issue that started in ...

Reply to ‘What would Jesus do?’ letter

Steven Moen Minot I wish Krisanna Peterson would consider the ramification of her words prior to telling Christians how we are to act in respect to illegal alien families. Does she practice what she preaches? Are her doors and windows open to any and all who show up and demand entrance. ...

Explore ways to lower abortion rate

Jim Lein Minot I’m assuming that the author of the “Heitkamp a cheerleader for abortion” letter, Joseph Ferrara, is a guy. As I am. And I think that instead of legally restricting women’s options for dealing with a difficult and unique situation, as Ferrara advocates, we men ...

Sipma should have resigned

Chris Baker Minot No appointment of Sipma replacement. The need for a special election, not more than 6 weeks after the vacancy creation by vote certification, was foreseeable and should have been taken into account. To appoint a replacement is to deprive the citizens of a vote already ...

Sell more soybeans to China

Eugene Graner Bismarck What is wrong with the American Soybean Association? Here is the representation of the fastest-growing segment of agriculture, the growing of soybeans. Soybeans have now become the largest planted acreage in the United States, eclipsing corn. Add to that, Brazil who ...