Letters to the Editor

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 ...

ND residents should benefit from flaring

Thomas Jacobsen Hettinger These days North Dakota is a clear leader in producing an abundance of natural gas. So much so, it must be flared and cannot be captured. In addition, exportation of the captured gas is rapidly increasing through benefits of more pipelines. My question is, why ...

Gaming the system explained

William Schuh Mandan Heitkamp’s campaign ads trash Cramer for voting against requiring insurance companies to accept people with preexisting conditions without charging a higher rate. They show Cramer warning against allowing people to “game the system.” Well let’s examine this. ...

History supports Trump’s trade efforts

Dennis Renner Mandan Since World War II, the United States intentionally entered into unfavorable trade agreements with its allies to rebuild Europe and to support foreign policy objectives. We now find ourselves the victim of agreements that border on the insane – from allowing Canada ...

Where was Ford’s support?

Richard Reuer Minot The night before Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing I used this verse to support Brett in whatever happens that God was on his side. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against ...

Time to take a stand

Kathy McGhan Secretary of Bottineau County Right to Life A reminder to the public, October is Respect Life Month. It is more important than ever to take a stand on your thoughts and concerns regarding the sanctity of human life. Become involved by becoming a member or assisting in ...

Opposing Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Lisa DeVille Mandaree On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee began Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. Kavanaugh who is Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court. Republican committee members showcased him as the most distinguished and experienced choice for the lifetime ...

Health insurance at risk

Earl Pomeroy Mary Wakefield This week, in a Texas courtroom, lawyers were asking a federal judge to strike down the laws which extend insurance coverage to 47,000 North Dakotans and the restrictions on insurance companies preventing them from using preexisting health conditions against ...

College worth the time and effort

Robert Kibler Minot We all must choose a career path, but as soon as we do, we put on limits. I love to research, write and teach great works of literature. But I also lose a great deal through my choice—which is why I am glad that you made choices I did not. I may know that a drain line ...