Letters to the Editor

Minot parks could be better

So this morning, Memorial Day, myself and a few friends went down to Hammond Park to play tennis as we do every Saturday and holiday at 8 a.m. This morning like most the nice folks that come and open up the facilities came at around 9:45 a.m. This is about average give or take a 30 minutes one ...

Trump has stood up to China

I support President Trump’s position that we must do something about China’s trade tactics. For far too long, China has had the upper hand in our trade deals. Now, due to strength and tough negotiation, we’ve reached a tentative deal worth cheering for. Up until President Trump came ...

Will work for big bucks

How do I go about getting a city contract? In addition to the parking garages and new garbage trucks, and who knows what all, I’d like to tell about a local company who got a contract to upgrade water lines in the 400 block of 15th Avenue SW. They were supposed to begin on Monday, the ...

Get out and vote

It’s been two years since the voters of Minot approved a change in government and based on what we’re all experiencing in this election spring, it’s officially fair to call the #MakeMinot initiative a resounding success. I know there are those of you grumblers out there who wanted to ...

Poke in the eye was undeserved

Your Memorial Day paper had an opinion piece by Jamie Stiehm that referred to our President as being on the dark side and an Ugly American. I served four years in the U.S. Military to provide someone such as Ms. Stiehm her First Amendment rights to spew something this disrespectful the one ...

Do we want passenger rail service?

It has come to my attention that the current Board of Directors and the CEO of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation aka AMTRAK would just as soon eliminate all long distance trains in America. They site costs, aging equipment, and safety concerns as their reasons behind this ...

Former county VSO responds

I wish to respond to the news article in last Sunday’s MDN concerning the Ward County Veterans Service Officer, John Crosby. I served as the Ward County VSO from 1996 until my retirement in 2016. My administrative assistant, Kathy Holte, and I spent many years providing outstanding ...

Thank you Minot

The Ice Cold Ryders would like to thank each and every person that came out to participate and help with our annual Pics4Kids at Oak Park in Minot. A very special thank you to the following clubs for their continued support; Christian Motorcycle Association, Wheels of Faith and New Horizon MC. ...

How long is long enough?

Aaron McWilliams Hillsboro Irredeemable. This was the word that I saw on several posts regarding Will Gardner, a recent Republican candidate for the Secretary of State. How much time must elapse for society to forgive our debt? This isn’t just a question about one man’s sin from 12 ...

Thoughts on revamping Minot schools

Chris Baker Minot We do/will need a proper four year high school - one. We do not need a second school to set up gang turf and double athletics expenses. Less than one-half of one percent of high school athletes (not students, athletes) ever earn a living in their sport, this is a waste of ...

Stop the bullying

Karen Hager Minot According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, bullying is experienced by more than on third of the U.S. workforce. Bullying is abusive behaviors that include threats, humiliation, intimidation, sabotage, physical and verbal abuse, all of which John Roll experienced. Would ...

Unhappy with Rose Hill Cemetery

Arlene Berdahl Minot I am so disappointed with the Rose Hill Cemetery. I was out there on Saturday to put flowers on my husband’s grave. To me it is not nice like it used to be. We used to be able to have solar lights out there, but due to someone letting their child run barefooted and ...

Cramer voted to cut Social Security surplus

Henry Lebak Bismarck How many of you readers aged 62 and older in North Dakota knew that Congressman Kevin Cramer voted this April to steal Social Security’s $2.9 trillion surplus? The U.S. House of Representatives considered a balanced budget amendment that would have posed serious ...

Reader poll misleading

Charles Emery Minot I would like to clarify a poll conducted by the Minot Daily News considering taxation by the Minot Park District. The Minot Park District is not considering a tax increase to expand parks and/or park programming. I am not sure why such a poll question would be ...

Not happy with State Fair storage

Taryce Malnaa Minot We have stored our camper during the winter at the ND State Fairgrounds for several years. This year when we went to pick up our 5th wheel, there was a 4-5 inch puncture hole in the skin of the camper right by where they used the forklift to move the camper. When ...

Minot airport not a military base

Ed Peterson Minot For several months military helicopters have been flying and hovering over our neighborhood many times a day multiple days a week. These helicopters are loud and are the only air traffic that I notice on any regular basis. They rattle the windows and drown out the TV or ...

More buyout money needed?

Lana Simons Minot We were not surprised to see in Wednesday’s paper that Minot is running low on buyout money. Of course the city will run out of money when it spends way over a million dollars on one old house – Home Sweet Home. When we were at the LAX airport a few weeks ago we ...

We give thanks

Deacon Steve Streitz Minot On behalf of the Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry, we want to thank the Minot Post Office, the postal employees, and the volunteers who helped to make this year’s Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a huge success. We also want to thank the many people ...

No thank you to more taxes

Mike Monson Minot In Monday’s paper there was a poll taken to see if people would support a tax increase to expand parks and or park programming. Poll results were 91% against and 9% for it. After the 23% increase in property taxes in 2017 I think that citizens in Minot are in no mood ...

Column was hurtful and judgmental

David Haugen Minot I’m disappointed that the MDN would publish the hurtful and judgmental editorial opinion by Erick Erickson that is filled with untruths on May 07, 2018. Mr. Erickson suggests that LGBTQ persons have many spokespeople and advocates, but I still hear more opinions like ...