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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
North Dakota State
Jo Ann Miller
Lawrence P. Reynolds
Although some concern has been expressed, there should be an outcry of outrage from the citizens and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
David and Ardis Loock
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Get U.S. out of Middle East, now
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 ...
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 ...