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Letters to the Editor

New garbage containers a wonderful idea

Brad Haugeberg Minot It seems that some are critical of the new concept in how the city intends to collect garbage. I’m sure that many years ago when municipal sewer was suggested there were those that opposed the cost as they were proud of their outdoor privy and stated why change. I ...

There is still hope for a Kemp-like champion

Jim Lein Minot We’ve been here before, with a Republican president proposing to cut services to needy citizens. That was Ronald Reagan back in 1981. Among his proposed cuts was Supplemental Security Income, a program serving the blind, disabled and elderly poor. This included those ...

Western ND needs new bridge

Troy Johnson Williston Now that we have a “jobs” president, maybe our 2 state senators and our 1 representative will want to get in on some job creating projects. If they want to start building infrastructure let’s start with a new bridge straight south of Tioga crossing the ...

Heitkamp is ducking Concerned Women of America

Linda Thorson ND CWA State Director Sen. Heitkamp (D-ND) has frequently chosen not to meet with me, the North Dakota State Director of Concerned Women for America (CWA). Since February, repeated attempts have been made to meet with the Senator about her vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as ...

Thanks for the help

Willie Ressler Minot On behalf of Special Olympics North Dakota, thank you to the city of Minot for hosting the 2017 State Basketball Tournament. The Minot community played a significant role in providing 54 games for 46 teams comprised of more than 410 athletes from across North Dakota ...

Extra cost of new trash plan is worth it

Tim Reiten Minot I’ve noticed a lot of letters to the editors complaining about the city’s new policy on trash collection. I instead, applaud the new system of using using trash receptacles to place our garbage in. After many years away I recently retired from the broadcasting ...

State should fund Double Ditch repairs

Tanner Ray Carlson Baldwin Double Ditch Indian Village is a powerful place for me. I learned how to ride a bike on the path which abutted the site before that fell into the river after the 2011 flood. Each summer I pause for water breaks at the site while cycling to town. My 4-H club has ...

Healthcare is simple

Monte Reiner Minot Healthcare is simple. The waste, fraud, and abuse by rogue doctors, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, and scam artists destroys the right of citizens to healthcare. The tens of millions who are uninsured will cost the rest of us one way or another, so throwing ...

What will they think of next?

Joan Y. Peterson Minot No, I am not less concerned about snowmelt runoff but rather more, as I have endured flooded basement “entertainment” in the past. There is so much snow, that I have just begun to see my trash containers seeking daylight. They have been buried in my husband’s ...

Sincerly disgusted

Jean Bjork Minot Currently we have the best trash service in the state. It’s not broke but the council will fix it anyway. Do the citizens of Minot get to vote on this? Of course not. Did they consider the narrow snow-filled alleys for this automated system? Of course not. Have ...

‘Fiddler’ was outstanding

Rolf Kristian Stang New York City After seeing two remarkable performances of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, I left Minot on the 30th of January to return to New York. Having lived in New York City since 1968 I have seen many outstanding shows on Broadway. One of the ...

Trash the new garbage plan

Nancy Bommelman Minot Do the citizens of Minot realize what the City of Minot is going to do? After we have to pay for the garbage bins, and our garbage bill goes up, they are going to install a recycling bin as well. So instead of having one bin in front of our driveways, we will end up ...

We wear plaid

Kris Cramer Bismarck I was sitting in the gallery of the chamber of the United States House of Representatives the night of President Trump’s speech – the night the Democrat women wore white. It was clear they were saying, “President Trump we don’t like you.” You should know ...

New BLM rule is federal overreach

Mitchell Zebro Anoka New rules from the Bureau of Land Management should concern North Dakotans for the future our jobs, the state’s economy and our country’s energy security. Too often a one-size-fits-all approach is taken when policies and laws are put in place. The BLM has taken this ...

A reply to Obamacare letter

Jim Soltis Minot I would like to reply to Jim Lein in the Minot Daily about his opinion about Affordable Care Act. I would like to correct Mr. Lein on his statement about Trump with the changes to ACA would deprive twenty million people of their healthcare insurance. I am not sure where ...

How will history judge us?

Jim Maxson Minot It is difficult to predict the future. While the USA is restricting immigration, Canada is encouraging it. As a skeptic, allow me to speculate that if there were an influx of attractive young women from eastern Europe and/or Scandinavia seeking our borders, they may become ...

Thoughts on companionship

Lloyd Kvam Minot Although it might be better sent to Dear Abby, some friends have encouraged me to write this. As you know we live in a very complicated world. It is getting very hard to trust anybody. So, to meet new people one must have to take a bit of a chance in getting together. ...

City creating hardship for the elderly

Don Sandvold Minot The city really threw the citizens of Minot under the bus this time. We have an excellent garbage service at this time that everyone has always appreciated. The automated program will be less efficient, more expensive and create a hardship for many people, especially ...

Open letter to Mark Vollmer

Barbara Johnson Minot Dr. Mr. Vollmer, I just want to write to you let you know about some particularly great deeds being done by some of your staff and families. On February 17th, Minot High hosted Mandan in boy’s basketball. My nephew plays for Mandan. It was his 18th birthday and ...

Re-label the ACA

Jim Lein Minot Republicans have been out-labeling the Democrats since at least the Nixon era, describing the opposition party as “pointy-headed intellectuals” and “nattering nabobs of negativism.” One brilliantly strategic label took the high road on an important issue, ...