Letters to the Editor

Farmers may be badly hurt by President Trump

Jim Lein Minot If he continues to rile China by his thoughtless remarks and actions, they may well stop buying our wheat, soybeans and other produce. Farmers have worked for decades to court and win customers all over the world, including from enemies like the Soviet Union, Communist ...

Middle class woes

Monte Reiner Minot Trickle Down has never and will never result in higher wages for the middle class. As we hear of the intent to cut business taxes before those of our working class, the smell of the swamp fills the air. Businesses consider employees as their largest expense and continue ...

Time zone bandits at it again

John Heiser Grassy Butte Well, once again it seems that the time zone bandits are up to no good with their latest attempts to meddle with the Mountain Time zone, which the majority of western North Dakotans favor. The fact is that we prefer Mountain time because it is a significant part of ...

Berthold chief saved lives

Nancy Bommelman Minot I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Chief Schmidt in Berthold for getting that million dollar bust off the streets. Does anybody realize how many lives he has saved? Does anybody realize what he has done? He saved so many lives, maybe thousands. This is a man who ...

Open letter to Senator Heitkamp

Darel Harrington Minot You will soon be faced with many votes, including confirming President Trump’s Cabinet; Confirming Supreme Court Justice(s); Killing Obamacare, and various spending and policy bills. Your dilemma will be: “should I vote the wishes of North Dakotan’s (keeping ...

Improving ND oral health can happen with dental therapists

Dana Schmit North Dakota Dental Hygienists’ Association For the past few years, an important conversation about dental care has been happening across North Dakota. The conversation has been sparked by the fact that thousands of people across our state don’t have access to the dental ...

Thanks for help on Highway 83 New Year’s Eve

Kirstie Prigge Jamestown I want to say thank you to the nice family with their dog Aubrey (I think that was the dog’s name) and everyone else involved that helped me out December 31, 2016 when my pick-up rolled into the median on Highway 83 just a few miles south of Minot. I didn’t ...

Grateful for assistance Jan. 7th on 16th Street SW

Grace Fisher Minot Today, Saturday, January 7th, I had a car mishap. It occurred on 16th Street Southwest as I was rounding a corner on an icy stretch of road. I have tried to be very mindful of road conditions. Clearly I wasn’t careful enough. I was heading south; it was about 845 a.m. ...

North Dakota Sen. Heitkamp should support Sen. Sessions for attorney general

Linda Thorson Edinburg, Alaska One thing our own Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who is up for reelection in 2018, can do to reassure the people of North Dakota that she is willing to listen to her constituents and stand up to her party’s leadership when necessary is to support her colleague Sen. ...

Local doctor appreciated by patient

George and Eileen Masters Minot This letter is to tell the folks in the Minot region how much we appreciate Dr. Rajnikant Mehta and the Neck & Back Pain Clinic he runs here in town. My wife recently visited him with terrific back and knee pain. Dr. Mehta read the MRI that was done ...

No fan of Cramer

Richard Shafer Grand Forks Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, is making it his personal crusade to censor American broadcasters who don’t uphold the toxic conservative political agenda he endorses. Any media outlet receiving a survey Cramer proposes regarding media bias should delete it or throw it ...

Volunteers needed to help shovel out Minot

Damon Deslondes Minot Halfway thru the second storm this year on Dec. 28th after being stuck in my home due to excessive amounts of (snow) now on my street, I thought to myself that this must be an on going problem all over Minot and I would love to talk with other folks about their ...

Senate Bill 2024 will help save lives

Jay Taylor Durbin The most successful tobacco prevention program North Dakota has ever had is under fire. BreatheND’s budget is at risk during this legislative session and we must stand up for it. Why? Because this program saves lives. Because I lost my own father to smoking. And ...

Kevin Cramer wastes no time disappointing

Ben Hanson West Fargo The 2017 Congress has barely begun and Kevin Cramer has wasted no time disappointing us. On opening day news broke that a group of Republicans in the House planned to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). Now, “the OCE” isn’t exactly common ...

Burgum doesn’t know best

C.T. Marhula Grand Forks As we move into the Burgum era it is interesting how quickly history is being rewritten. Burgum said he will provide an “off ramp” to remove itself (state) from the property tax buy down system. He will balance the budget (a constitutional requirement) without ...

Do something nice for somebody today

Nancy Bommelman Minot I was sitting at my computer thinking about all the people nobody seems to remember during this season of Christmas. We shouldn’t give thanks only at Christmas but year round. We should thank the garbage men that go out in 40 below weather and pick up our garbage. ...

Hold legislators accountable

Brandon Delvo Minot As 2016 begins to close and 2017 begins, so does a new legislative session. This upcoming session will have many hard decisions to make. The state has faced a budget shortfall and future cuts seem inevitable. The legislature has several new faces along with a new ...

Burgum’s a refreshing new face in gov’t

Cory Christofferson Hamar It is very exciting to see, for the first time that I can remember, a forward thinking, self made man (no money from daddy) as governor of the State of North Dakota. During a recent press interview Doug Burgum made the statement “We have to have courageous ...

MDN carrier honored

Patrice Mitchell Minot I would like to write words of praise to my newspaper carrier, Richard Mathson. He has delivered my paper for 24 years. I can only think of two times my paper was not delivered on time, neither of those were his fault. My paper is put in my door slot between 2 a.m ...

Minot, we are better than this

Miranda Schuler Minot City Council   I always strive to be the voice of reason. And trust me, I understand the challenges of the past month with regard to snow removal in our state, and specifically in our community. I also am aware there is always room for improvement, but I ...