Letters to the Editor

Just say no to Measure 3

Fraternal Order of Police local This letter is sent to you to share that the Fraternal Order of Police - Souris Valley Regional Lodge #7 encourages the voters of North Dakota to vote NO on Measure 3. The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest labor representation organization for law ...

Pot users less reliable

John Steinberger Jr. Kenmare I am writing to urge a “No Vote” on Measure 3. My insight to essentially unlimited access to recreational marijuana stems from the time when I was in the Army in Vietnam. Not all of us who served there were drunk or drugged. It is my direct experience that a ...

Amazed by Minot skate park

Jerry Fredrikson Minot I would like to “thank” taxpayers of Minot and Minot Park District for the “skate park” at Roosevelt Park. I have spent a lot of time there this summer with my great-grandson, Kane House, who is 7 years old. I am amazed at the number of young people who ...

Tax cuts are working

Tom Campbell Grafton Vice President Mike Pence recently spoke the truth. In his words: “When it comes to small business America, when it comes to steel America, you have a champion in President Donald Trump.” He continued: “The proof is in your paycheck and that is the tax cuts are ...

Protect sacred land

Lisa DeVille Mandaree On October 12, 2018 I wrote this public comment on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations proposed in the Devils Lake Region to the North Dakota Department of Health: My name is Lisa DeVille. I am enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation but my ...

I know who I’m voting for

Dan Reinhard Minot I do not have to see the movie: “Gosnell” to realize the possible horrors of abortion, or more politically correct; Women’s Reproductive Rights. I realize since the Roe v Wade decision in 1973, close to 62 MILLION abortions have occurred in this country. And we tidy ...

Thoughts on Kavanaugh hearing

Jim Lein Minot One thing most people can agree on is that the Brett Kavanaugh Senate hearing was a sorry spectacle — a repeat of the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearing on steroids, with many of the same players. Except for one major new player: a president that is in our faces like 24-7, ...

Minot needs a united front on MSU

R. James Maxson Minot I applaud the Minot Daily News for publishing the views of the state legislative candidates in District 3, in which my entire Minot family resides. At age 38, I was elected as a state senator in that district and served for two terms, retiring voluntarily at age 46. It ...

Sports column went too far

Malcolm Marcus Towner As a daily reader of the MDN like many people, I usually read the sports section after first glancing at the headline on the front page. In today’s sports (Oct. 11) there was a column from sports writer Justin Martinez that seemed to get under my skin just a bit. ...

China is playing us

Joe Harris Bismarck When he last came to North Dakota, President Trump called us the “bank” that other countries are robbing, and I agree. Our trade imbalance with China is at $376 billion, and $50 billion more gets lost because of their piracy of our property. Let’s be real ...

Dangers of marijuana

Pamela Sund Fargo Marijuana is a potent substance. That’s why North Dakota passed the medical marijuana bill, because properly administered it is effective for certain disorders. This was the right thing to do. But, this potency is also a potential health problem. Recreational use can be ...

Stuck rowing Cramer’s boat

Waylon Hedegaard Bismarck I have to take issue with Representative Kevin Cramer’s laughable “rocketship economy” commercial. Sure North Dakota has a low unemployment rate, and there are certainly jobs to be had. But is this a “rocketship”? Does everyone really feel better off ...

Have a little faith

Don Barcome Galesburg As we debate the SC Mueller Investigation and look toward the midterm elections, I’m hopeful that my fellow Republicans will consider what is at stake: the strength, and perception, of our nation’s legal system as well as the future viability of our Republican ...

Thankful for care at Trinity

Brenda Munson Minot In August, my family experienced a tragic event that changed our lives. We lost a husband, father, grandfather “papa,” and brother. As my daughter later said, “the course of events that took place could only have been orchestrated by God.” From the minute that we ...

Democrats resort to mob rule

Craig Argabright Minot Today is October 6, 2018. The confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh is over and I hope we finally have a nation that is going to be governed by the US Constitution and laws and not mob rule. I am sickened by the last two weeks of how the confirmation process for the ...

Heitkamp’s vote took courage

Margaret Mayer Minot We often hear the complaint from the electorate that politicians are only out for themselves. Yesterday, Senator Heitkamp made the decision not to back the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. Given the campaign she is in for her Senate seat, this was the least self-serving ...

Heitkamp lost my vote

Philip Weigel Minot Senator Hiedi Heitkamp, on October 4th, 2018, decided to officially reveal that she is not the independent voice in Washington that we had all hoped she would be, but rather she is a dyed-in-blue, resistance, obstructionist Democrat that many of us feared. Her ...

ND needs voter registration

Paul Ferrer Minot A notice sponsored by the “North Dakota Voices Count” Secretary of State Elections Division appeared on page E5 of Sunday’s newspaper (October 7, 2018) which purports to set forth the requirements for ID required for voting. Among the documents listed was a ...

Friends are not forever

Lloyd Kvam Minot Have you noticed that your friends are around more when times are good? Things happen over the years that might result in poor health, fewer family visits, a smaller bank account, and generally a lack of reason for living. This is where friends come in. Some of us ...

City leaders out of control

Richard Pardon Minot Welcome to the “Tragic” City (formerly the Magic City) a city of high taxes, a out of control city manager, mayor and city council! Folks the “Magic” in Minot left us a long time ago. We are a city in decline! By the way, congratulations to the Ward County ...