Letters to the Editor

In defense of Port

Roscoe Streyle Minot If you follow Rob Port on SayAnythingBlog.com or his articles in various newspapers you know he’s been critical of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Of course, the liberals are quick to defend Sen. Heitkamp and as expected turn to personal attacks and criticizing the ...

Cramer gets it wrong – times 3

Cody Stanley Grand Forks Congressman Kevin Cramer in his most recent Letter to the Editor in the Grand Forks Herald (Tax Reform Renews U.S. Confidence) attempted to sell the G.O.P.’s recently passed tax plan. His analysis of it missed three profoundly important points. These three points ...

My opioid experience

Father Bruce Krebs Minot The editorial “Local Opinion” in the April 15 Sunday Minot Daily prompted me to write of my personal experience with opioids. Just over a year ago I had surgery for a herniated vertebra which caused the pinching of my sciatic nerve. I had no previous issue ...

Time to address ‘fatherlessness’

Mitchell Sanderson Park River Spending millions of dollars on school security systems and having law enforcement in our schools or having armed teachers is not the answer to the school shooting problem. Changing the age to purchase certain guns will not stop this terrible problem. Most ...

Support for Ward County SO

Eli Waddington Douglas A while back a lady wrote a letter to the editor of The Minot Daily News and made it sound like there was a mare and colt starving south of Ryder ND. That couldn’t have been farther from the truth! However it’s just like my dad always said, “Don’t believe ...

Some fisherman he is

Mike Monson Minot A message to the so called fisherman who keeps dumping his fish guts in the city limits on 35th St NW from 19th Avenue NW up to 21st Avenue NW. There are numerous people like me who walk their dogs in this area. All winter long you have been dumping fish guts on ...

Hard lessons learned in court

Mark Holter Minot My teenage daughter was in a minor accident while on her way to school in February in Minot. The roads were very icy due to the recent snow and cold weather. She was driving under the speed limit and being careful, but ended up sliding into a stop sign. We contacted the ...

The hens have it

Boy Scout Troops 1420, 446 and 1436 Minot During our Boy Scout merit badge clinic for communications we watched the city council meeting in October on hens and took a vote. The vote was 14 in favor of hens and 5 against hens within the city limits. We appreciate the city council and the ...

Housing in short supply out west

John Voll Williston Housing is the most significant challenge for the health and growth of North Dakota’s oil industry. However, housing market in Williston is significantly strained. Williston is the No. 3 city in the country for millennial homebuying and with great jobs in the area, ...

Mayoral candidate responds to rumors

Nancy Bommelman Minot I am writing this letter to clarify some rumors that have been going around. First off I only have ONE child, not six, I have not been married 3 times, I have never been married. If you want to know something. Come and ask me, I will be more than happy to tell you. ...

Gun debate “facts” disputed

John Rusch Minot A breakdown of Jim Lein’s letter to the editor on April 8th. “ Our Democracy is not working.” First off we are a constitutional republic and the difference is as follows: In a Democracy the majority decides what you can own. Say if I have a bike and you and your ...

Thanks, partners

Hiedi Miller Minot On Thursday, March 29th, Minot celebrated Vietnam Veterans Day at The Grand Hotel. Approximately 300 people came together to recognize all Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans. This included friends, family members, and people from Minot and surrounding communities. As the ...

Furthermore, Mr. Lien…

Jeff Fox Minot Mr. Lien, let me correct you on a couple of points. First, and you should know this, ours is not a democracy. We live in a representative republic. And thank the founding fathers for realizing that democracy is nothing more than mob rule. If this were a true democracy, the ...

Tired of liberals running as Republicans

Greg Demme Minot I read with mild amusement your editorial of March 31, 2018, titled “Competition may liven up primary,” regarding the upcoming June 12 primary election among the Republican candidates for ND House of Representatives to represent District 3. I certainly echo your ...

Stop theft of mineral rights

John Schneider Bismarck To call Marvin Nelson and Paul Sorum’s lawsuit to stop SB 2134 and steal private property disgusting would be an understatement. The mineral rights in question are private property. They have been owned by individuals and families for decades. A lot of these ...

North Carolina fourth-grader asks for help

Gigi Carson Charlotte, N.C. Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of North Dakota as I work on my report. While we will research ...

Examine your medical bills

Greg Lemer Ray Recently at a medical professional in (a small North Dakota town) my appointment ran long. The office staff had left and the doctor insisted that I pay my bill in full. He stated my insurance company was hard to work with and never paid the bills anyway. I have Blue Cross ...

Big choice coming up

N.D. State Rep. Dan Ruby Minot North Dakotans have a monumental choice to make on Nov. 6 of this year. When faced with the prospect of voting for Congressman Kevin Cramer or Senator Heitkamp, the contrast between the two on how much they value American citizens and the rule of law could not ...

It’s the NRA

Jim Lein Minot Something is wrong with this picture. Our democracy is not working; the majority does not come close to ruling. We are a country where three percent of the population has half of the guns and 70 percent have no guns. And yet almost anyone can buy whatever weapon they want, ...

Bakken rebound is underway

Brett Tinnes Minot Numbers in the Bakken are showing significant optimism again. Hiring and wages are up, as are service company sales, and production is set to hit an all-time record this year. In 2018, the Bakken promises to have among its best years and because of better pricing, ...