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Letters to the Editor

Response to Seymour letter

Wayne Kutzer Bismarck Tom Seymour’s letter questioned moving the State Board for Career and Technical Education under North Dakota’s higher education system. Unfortunately, his basic premise was that the CTE Board is under the secondary system in our state, it is not. It is a separate ...

Thanks to Hoeven and Cramer for tax votes

Jim Poolman Bismarck I’d like to thank Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer for their outstanding votes on tax reform for North Dakotans and fellow Americans across the country. I’m thankful that we have representation in Washington, D.C., that truly has our best interests ...

More money for police

Nancy Bommelman Minot I just got through reading an article on the police department and how they have to hire more officers. Did you know a police officer in Fargo and Bismarck make almost double what they do in Minot? Why is that? The Minot police department is just as worthy for that ...

Wreaths Across America was a success

Richard Reuer Minot Today I would like to share with our local community readers the reasoning behind bringing Wreaths Across America to the Magic City of Minot. Wreaths Across America started in 1992 as a simple gesture of gratitude by one man, a wreath maker from Maine, and his family. ...

“Think”

Don Sandvold Minot What is all this nonsense about a gathering place? We already have one. It is called Oak Park.

Watch your mail

Barry Borg Valley City Heads up. If it hasn’t already come to you in the mailbox, you may receive a public notice regarding penalties for zoning violations and development of your property. On Dec. 8, we received a postcard in the mail. This was public notice from the Barnes County ...

Appalled at city manager’s comments

Larry Bellew Minot I wish to thank the Minot Daily News for their articles of Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, 2017. I will comment on both. First, the Dec. 13 article on the City Manager’s first year in Minot. I was appalled at some of his statements like, “I don’t feel like this job is ...

ND Farm Bureau wrong to support hog farm

Nancy Ferguson Mohall As I continue my opposition to the Grand Prairie Agriculture LLP/ Pipestone Systems proposed industrial hog operation near Devils Lake. The ND Farm Bureau published an article in the NDFB Focus, Dec 2017-Jan 2017, Volume 18, Issue 6, entitled “Do you support North ...

It’s going to get ugly in D.C.

Steven Moen Minot What we witnessed in Alabama is just the beginning of the Democrat onslaught for control of Congress in 2018 so they can impeach Trump. As usual the swamp Republicans just sat on their hands and watched it happen. We can look forward to many sexual misconduct allegations ...

Don’t sign the petition

Tom Geffre Jamestown Well, here we go folks! Since “medical” use of marijuana has been approved in many states including North Dakota, we now have the push from proponents to legalize recreational use of marijuana. This was bound to happen and one can only think that pushing ...

Construction workers hurt by tax bill

Waylon Hedegaard Bismarck The current tax reform bill changes a great deal, but few are talking about the elimination of the Employee Expense Deduction and how that’s going to affect many working people. Having been a construction worker most of my life, I’ve traveled extensively across ...

Governor Burgum’s higher education taskforce

Tom Seymour West Fargo Yes, soon Governor Burgum’s Higher Education Taskforce on Governance will be reviewing the various possibilities for a better governance system for North Dakota. Today, one of the biggest issues is the area of having available a trained and educated workforce. ...

Does she get it?

Dan Reinhard Minot So, each legislative branch of Congress has finally reached their individual conclusion on tax reform. And although enormous efforts were also put forth for health care reform, we still have no solution for that in sight. Our country is diametrically opposed on each of ...

Thank your state legislators this Christmas

Gary Hoffer Bismarck As homeowners of North Dakota anxiously wait for their daily mail, this year might be different. Property tax statements are going out with a 12 percent increase. The only homeowners that should be upset about this are the 23.5% who favored eliminating property taxes. ...

It’s Trump’s turn

Bob Ziegler Minot Well, now that Senator Franken and Rep. Conyers have done the right thing and resigned, it is Trump’s turn to do the right thing, although I’m sure that phrase is not in his vocabulary. It is past time for the homophobic, xenophobic, racist, woman hating, draft ...

Time to expand oil production, transporation

Eric P. Nelson Williston The revolution of American energy is in full force, a fact weighing heavily on the ministers of OPEC in their last meeting. Despite OPEC’s failed attempt to crush us three years ago, America has become the undisputed leader in energy production. Our competitive ...

Ground Zero, N.D.

Monte Reiner Minot Remember the 1960’s when you had nuclear survival drills at school and you hid under your desk? This was a very scary time for young Americans as the threats from Kruschev showed up on our black and white televisions regularly. Although time under the desk was ...

Some hunters lack ethics

Brandon Delvo Jamestown I grew up around the farm in NW ND, where many across ND and neighboring states come out to hunt pheasants and deer every fall. Since childhood, I remember fondly going with my father and being taught about the ethics of hunting. I watched as he told me to shoot by ...

Say “no” to backyard hens

Warren and Liz Hoppman Minot A recent letter to the editor in the Minot Daily News (Sunday 11/26/17) stated, “The growing number of cities welcoming hens to the backyard is proof that hens make great city pets.” That sounds very subjective, more like an opinion rather than a fact or ...

What causes cancer anyway?

Lloyd Kvam Minot When is the last time the people of North Dakota have asked for a study dealing with the cause of cancer? In order to find the cause we must find the source. The source might be in the air we breathe. It might be in the water we drink. It might be in the food we eat. ...