Letters to the Editor

Don’t write off coal

Bob Paulson State Representative District 3 Brad Magnuson, chairman of the Dem-NPL Renewable Energy Caucus, (June 10, MDN Letters to Editor), tells us that coal is no longer a viable source of energy. We would be wise to consider the reality of what other countries have already discovered ...

More benefits needed for Guardsmen

Lloyd Kvam Minot I served for nearly six years and was on call 24/7 to go anywhere my country needed me to fight fires, floods, riots and also go anywhere in the world on a moments notice. Families are greatly affected when any of these events should occur. Whar benefits do Guardsmen get ...

Disaster for All

Nickolas Dreyer Minot My letter is in response to Tony Bender’s Opinion page on the government taking over our health care system. I really wonder if people know what “Single-Payer” or “Medicare for All” really mean. It sounds nice, but in reality it will be disastrous and ...

Promises kept

Dan Reinhard Minot I kept a mistress for many years where I worked at Minot Air Force base. There were many long days we spent together; twelve to sixteen hours and sometimes seven days a week - endless nights of trying to fix what malfunctions happened to her before putting her to bed for ...

Why the free pass for oil?

Randall Greenfield Columbia, MD As a landowner in Burke County ND I am continually dumbfounded at how the oil industry without any public complaint or Game and Fish concerns continue to build large oil sites within native prairie, build roads across sensitive wetlands, invade wildlife ...

More access needed at Sakakawea

Troy Johnson Williston Well today, June 1, I was enjoying a day of fishing on Lake Sakakawea with a friend, in his boat, I noticed something. The Lewis and Clark boat ramp was completely packed, barely any room to park a pickup and trailer. Next, while out fishing, I noticed many, many ...

Continue the investigations of Trump

Mark Berg Minot After they had read the Mueller report, over one thousand members of the legal profession signed a petition to support further investigation into the issues raised by that report. There is obvious evidence of wrongdoing, so obvious that it would have sent an ordinary ...

Coal all but dead

Brad Magnuson Chairman Dem-NPL Renewable Energy Caucus I would like to respond to the Brian Kroshus article in today’s Minot Daily Newspaper. I am the Chairman of the Dem-NPL Renewable Energy Caucus, and I would like to respond to what was said. Coal is no longer a viable source of ...

Postal Service does good deed

Richard Reuer Minot Just last week I received a letter posted marked May 28, 2019 from Gloria Onan in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin requesting a veterans memorial keepsake card from my ministry she found out about “Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry” for her father, William Moscinski, who ...

We need the wall – now

Phil Weigel Minot Statistics are the most easily manipulated data in the world without being wrong. For example, in a single NFL game, a running back has 20 rushes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Good stats. Until you look at the actual details and you find that 19 of those rushes totaled ...

Enough yap, yap, yap

Bob Ziegler Minot So Trump’s three little lap dogs, a/k/a the North Dakota congressional delegation, think the probes into Trump’s criminal activities should end? If Trump says “down is up,” the three would say, “Yes, sir. It certainly is.” This is front page news?

Get the whole story

Millo Wallace Minot I have heard some complaints from individuals that they could not hear the Memorial Day Service at Rosehill Cemetery on Monday very well. There is a short story behind that not many people know a individual stole the amplifier from the cemetery that was to be used ...

Please return amp

Richard Reuer Minot Thanks to all those who participated in preparing for our annual community Memorial Day event. Unfortunately, there was one item that was missing in making this years Memorial Day one not to be forgotten and that was our speaker system. Somehow on Saturday morning ...

Why print bizarre piece?

Shane McLoughlin Minot In Friday’s (May 24) Minot Daily News, there was an opinion piece written by Tony Bender entitled “Governing America’s genitalia.” I have spent much of the morning asking why the Minot Daily would even print such a bizarre piece filled with hate and ...

Put flared gas to use

Daniel Lafontaine Plymouth, Minn. I am a retired electrical engineer and believe that the oil companies should be forced to convert the natural gas to electricity. For the cost of natural gas powered generators, and wires connected to the electrical grid, the flared gas can be converted ...

Careful where you move to

Lloyd Kvam Reno, Nev. I moved to Reno, Nev., on 1-31-19. I was given some assurances that I would be able to continue my medication in Reno that I had been on for several years. That has not been the case. On 1-1-19 The Nevada State Legislature passed some laws restricting doctors to ...

A day to honor

Max Zurcher Minot Thank you God for giving us such a wonderful world to live in – rich in love from family and friends. Truly a world that gives us the opportunity to be ourselves. Minot, our home, the land of beautiful sunsets, a living river and the silent light of the evenings. What ...

Open to suggestions

Douglas Stephens Sr. USPS District Manager, Dakotas In response to the May 19 letter to the editor, “Mail Delivery Needs Improvement,” I am in agreement. We are always looking for ways to continually improve our service. We sponsor media open houses, customer forums, service ...

A slap in the face

Mitzie Nay Minot After losing my 19-year-old son to an overdose in 2015, imagine how excited I was that we gained a First Lady whose platform was addiction and recovery. I run a small nonprofit, named after my son, aimed at substance use disorder (SUD) education and prevention, in ...

Remembering Saul Davis

Terry Bohn Mandan Some residents might remember Saul Davis, a Negro League baseball player who lived most of his life in Minot. He died in 1994 and is buried at Rosehill. I am coordinating an effort to have his grave marker replaced with a more prominent stone that recognizes his baseball ...