Letters to the Editor

Honor fallen vets for their sacrifices

Max Zurcher Minot May 29th there will be a program at Rosehill Cemetery for Memorial Day. This day is to remember all those that died in the service of our country. These men and women died to preserve the freedom of the United States of America. They gave their life so we could live in ...

Get help to prevent suicide

Megan Mickey Belgrade, Mont. Suicide. People need to become more comfortable with this word. Maybe it’s because of a mental illness, a physical illness, or maybe dealing with the everyday struggles of life is just enough to send someone over the edge. Whatever the reason may be for ...

Heitkamp was right on methane rule

Lisa DeVille Mandaree Fort Berthold POWER, located on the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation, supports Senator Heidi Heitkamp in her decision to not overturn the BLM methane rule. Had the rule been repealed, the opportunity to reduce methane reductions on tribal and federal lands would ...

County didn’t set the fire

Dan Langemo Minot It is apparent that a certain writer for the Minot Daily News has an obvious disdain for the Ward County Commissioners, as evidenced by an opinion piece that appeared in the Saturday, May 20 edition of the Minot Daily News, which basically blames the commissioners for the ...

Doing great things, at Head Start

Monte Reiner Minot I would like to recognize my wife for 38 years of unwavering service to children and parents of this community. Because of budgetary cutbacks, May 31 will be Diana Reiner’s last day at Minot Head Start. Diana has dedicated her career to working with infants and ...

Minot comes through for postal office food drive

Sue Hamilton Minot The Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry of Minot, ND wants to give a BIG thank you to the Minot community for giving so generously during the United States Postal Service annual food drive held Saturday, May 13, 2017. Close to 5,000 lbs. of food was given to the pantry. We ...

Help fund Trump’s opposition

Richard Shafer Grand Forks Polls say about 40 percent of Americans support President Trump and that support appears to be declining. These supporters are questionable patriots if they are so willing to cheer Trump on as he continues his assault on American democracy, America’s ...

Deregulating industry not in the best interest of our environment

Lisa DeVille Mandaree The public comment period for Trumps’ Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification, ended May 15, 2017. We live on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, since 2008 our ...

Ness’s views go beyond alternative facts

Dexter Perkins Grand Forks The boogie man is coming and the sky is falling. That pretty much sums up the recent news from Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. Ness claims environmental extremists plotted and stopped the Senate from repealing a rule that limits ...

Anti-Trump conspirators planning a coup

Steve Moen Minot I truly believe what we are witnessing in this country is a coup attempt by the mainstream media, the left wing of the Democrat party and some never Trumper Republicans to overthrow a legitimately elected president of the U.S. who won fair and square. These people ...

DAPL and the Great American Energy Renaissance

Thomas Williamson Minot Today, Sunday, May 14th, marks the first day oil will flow through the much maligned Dakota Access Pipeline. It is a milestone on many fronts. Yet again North Dakota is setting the benchmark for responsible energy development in our country. It has been in our own ...

Legacy of University of North Dakota Swimming and Diving

Mike Stromberg Colorado Springs, Colo. A legacy of UND Swimming and Diving was drowned this spring. To say I am disappointed by the decision is an understatement. The two most successful programs in the University’s history by most measures – SUNK! Programs that were so successful in ...

Appreciates national investigative journalism

Henry Lebak Bismarck I feel that both America’s freedom of speech and freedom of press, guaranteed under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, is in danger of being taken away by President Trump because he now controls the appointments of the FCC ...

Former marshal supports Wrigley

Dave Carpenter Moffit Drew Wrigley U.S. Attorney, has a familiar ring to it. It is a phrase I used often during the administration of President George W. Bush. I was the U.S. Marshal for the District of North Dakota for eight years and worked closely with Drew Wrigley and his staff during ...

MPS, put values first before pocketbook

Ken Story Fargo I had some of the worst times of my life and some of the best times of my life in the Minot Public School System. I struggled with academics, struggled with my identity, and experienced a pretty nasty divorce between my parents. On the positive side, I made lifelong ...

Whole new local government needed

Don Kinney Minot Ward County Sheriff retirement was in the latest County Commission minutes. Before someone says it was a typo I think that if the word was there a retirement plan was given. So the Sheriff gets full pay while awaiting trail and $75,000 not to sue the County. Maybe not to ...

Legislature delivered permanent and significant property tax relief

Sen. Jessica Unruh District 33 This session, the state of North Dakota continued in its efforts to keep property taxes and basic services local while providing substantial permanent relief to taxpayers and reform to the system. In recent years, state programs like the 12 percent property ...

Hold the pork

Joel David Anderson Minot Thanks for the bold and excellent editorial on 4/19/17. How true and correct. ... The vast majority of citizenry loves their politicians to “bring home the bacon.” Nearly all of us are guilty, more or less. Veterans, farmers, business people, etc., etc., etc. ...

On board with Amtrak editorial

Rick Rodman Minot In response to the Minot Daily News in support of Amtrak, I totally agree. The rail system is the cheapest mode of transportation. Too bad the U.S. does not use and build up the passenger train system like the rest of the world. The federal government (taxpayers) ...

It’s what we are for that is important

Marsha Rogne Minot In response to the No place in North Dakota for CPCs, written by Ellie Shockley, I say that we are here to empower the Choice for Life! Pregnancy Help Centers offer a broad range of services for women before, during and after a pregnancy and post-abortion support in a ...