It was barely a month ago that Congressman Kevin Cramer went on a statewide media tour saying it was best for North Dakota if he stayed in the House. He said he had gained seniority, influence and had a coveted committee assignment to influence things like the Farm Bill and North ...
Recently it was announced the Resilience Program was offering up to $60,000 to assist homeowners to stay in Minot. Unfortunately those in the middle were left out again as they had been in some earlier assistance programs. I believe it is time for those whose income ...
Rep. Shannon Roers Jones
North Dakotans have been waiting impatiently for many years for the state Legislature to repeal our Blue Laws. As the only remaining state in the union which still dictates to certain businesses that they must remain closed until noon on Sundays, it is time to ...
This is in reference to Manda Patterson’s letter to the editor in the Minot Daily News regarding the North Dakota Veterans Home. I have been a resident of the North Dakota Veterans Home for five years. I have 20-20 vision corrected by glasses and average hearing. I ...
I am willing to join any sincere conversation. I imagined myself as a parent driving frantically to a school after an announced shooting, to take my child home to safety and not finding him there waiting for me when I arrived.
You see, I have lost a child and although ...
We owe this amazing region a resounding thank you! Year after year you fill our hearts with love, humility, and happiness as you come together on Giving Hearts Day for the good of your neighbor.
Over the past 11 years, you’ve shown the unlimited potential of the human ...
There isn’t a silver bullet. It is the new normal.
A driver on West Side, NYC drives a truck into innocent bystanders and kills how many people?
A former student at the Florida High School just committed a heinous hideous act…he murdered more than a dozen ...
Yesterday, February 14th was another senseless school shooting – the 18th this year. How long will it take for Congress to get their act together?
There is a remedy that in no way will violate the Second Amendment.
I worked in India as a missionary for 18 years ...
Consumer Energy Alliance
Well-intentioned, albeit misleading anti-pipeline activists who claim further expansion of our country’s’ bottlenecked energy infrastructure isn’t needed should heed the advice of Lynn Helms, the director of the North Dakota ...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist.
One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding's parallel giant ...
I guess I feel blessed I was born without a negative bone in my body. After reading an article in the MDN a couple weeks ago about how the county had purchased used military trucks through surplus property and modified them for snow removal I knew from my time in the ...
We live in a highly divided country today. In my lifetime, the divisions have never been greater and are still growing. Since the early days of our Republic, we have had a two-party political system. Perhaps, it has not been the best idea but it is what we ...
The Democrats have started to redo their message to make it look more palatable for the voters but, as voters, we must remember their core values.
The murder of unborn children must be kept legal; case in point was Heidi high fiving Schumer after she voted not to ...
It was during the Vikings and Eagles playoff game where I watched my wife’s Scandinavian blue eyes transform into laser beams. During the game, as the score began to look like a rout, I felt certain that I should maintain a safe distance from her. I was busy thinking of ...
Watching the first days of the winter Olympics I have been reminded how things have changed. Fifty-some years ago I was in the Far East and Korea for 19 Months (US Army). It was a long way from Western North Dakota. The cold weather, the mountains and the geo-political ...
I want to thank Kathy Baber with the Garrison Veterinary Clinic for listening and taking action to our concerns we had about a mare and her foal who were left in a pasture without sufficient food, water or shelter.
She took the time out of her busy schedule to ...
“There is no education gained from the second kick of a mule”– U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell
He was right about that too. Near 222 years ago, within his beautifully crafted Farewell Address, George Washington scribed several warnings and praises for the citizens of ...
Recently, someone told me I’m a member of the new Minot mafia. The comment caught me off guard, and I wasn’t sure how to take it. I don’t think it was intended as a compliment. I think it implied that I – along with other unnamed mafiosos – am conspiring for ...
Kevin Cramer speaks of the recently released memo as revealing “corruption” and that it was time “to take government back.” The memo deals with a warrant issued for surveillance on Carter Page based on a discredited dossier. However, as many news programs have pointed ...
To all North Dakota Veterans, their families and friends:
The purpose of this letter is to plead with fellow veterans and fellow North Dakotans to speak up and demand change so that the North Dakota Veteran’s Home (NDVH) in Lisbon, North Dakota will again become ...