A Jan. 15th letter from Chris Deery that attacked Congressman Kevin Cramer was misleading and short sighted. The letter suggested that a 2014 Cramer campaign ad “displays disrespect for veterans” because it was shot at a state-owned cemetery. The letter was ...
Dr. Tommy John
San Diego, Calif
I wanted to compliment Alex Eisen’s article highlighting Brett Davis and stressing that he is a multi-sport athlete. Youth participation in organized sports in the U.S. is rising, with many kids focusing on a single sport.
That’s despite the fact that ...
On January 29th, 2018, the Senate blocked a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This bill was backed by President Donald Trump and two-thirds of Americans, including more than half of Democrats and more than half of self-described pro-choice Americans. ...
The State Fair folks need to get something important to waste our money on. The Pioneer Village is our history. Adults and schools should bring children to see what it’s all about. It’s open more than the 9 day fair.
Don’t be so selfish. Why do people want ...
In civic functions and public notifications of civic projects, there is a difference between doing what is minimally required by law or being transparent and notifying all who would and could be affected by those projects.
Case in point; the City of Minot Sanitation ...
“If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” The wisdom of James Madison some 230 years ago.
“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you ...
Steve and Jackie Becker
We have lived in Minot for decades. We share our house with an old rescue dog. We understand the “love of dog.”
What does Minot need to make it a safer place for you, your children, or even your dog? What does Minot need to improve the quality of life? ...
For some time, Governor Burgum has showed himself to be on the right side of history when it comes to the public health issue of addiction. This was especially clear in his recent State of the State address in Minot.
His compassion for North Dakotans who are ...
This month, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed a deceptive “Sanctity of Human Life Month” Proclamation. The proclamation uses the language of groups that work to ban abortion without exceptions and is an affront to women and the voters of North Dakota who ...
Why has Senator Hoeven been hiding from his constituents? I was checking his website for any upcoming events on Dec. 30th and was disappointed to see he didn’t have any future events, the most recent one having been on Nov. 22nd.
However a few days later on January ...
Kevin Cramer was right that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has restored the true spirit of Teddy Roosevelt. For too long, the environmental political movement has used the words and actions of the early 20th century president to promote its agenda of locking off ...
I’m going out on a limb and making a bold prediction that 2018 will be the year of the electric vehicle (EV). From General Motors to Nissan to Tesla, automakers are deeply engaged and planning for new models to hit the market next year. As the technology becomes ...
Animal Care & Control Issues Manager
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PETA applauds the Minot City Council for voting to protect both dogs and the public by upholding the city’s pit bull ban.
Pit bulls are the breed of choice for ...
It’s hard to believe, but apparently there are some ‘bean counters’ in the corporate world who missed the announcement on the reduction in corporate taxes by the recent congressional bill signed by President Trump!
Most large corporations are ...
I attended the Department of Health’s hearing for a minor source synthetic air quality permit for Davis refinery on January 17 in Dickinson. I was one of many people who oppose the fact that Meridian has the audacity to want to site a refinery near Theodore ...
My, oh my, what is happening in city hall? Just late last night, I finished reading Thomas Paine’s pamphlet: “Common Sense” that was written in his original dialect – in the grammatical style from the 18th century. Truly amazing how much our language has changed ...
Senator Heitkamp “continues to fight for N.D.,” which poses the question, who are her opponent(s)?
Since she is a Democrat, she must be fighting the Republicans. However, in her Jan. 6th newsletter she indicated that she is “bi-partisian” at least eight ...
I’m writing to express concerns regarding NDUS Chancellor Hagerott. American culture is ready to grapple with gender bias. Further, in N.D., we’re pushing back against prejudice toward folks with disabilities and health issues (see backlash against Roscoe Streyle for ...
My goodness, what a circus this is becoming in the race for Mayor. We don’t know all the people that are running yet. Already we have candidates saying awful, hateful, mean, vindictive things about them.
Why? We have a candidate that wants to increase taxes so high ...
Why is former Lt. Gov. Lloyd Omdahl advocating a truce in the abortion debate?
Omdahl gives two reasons for his desire for an armistice: 1) Because both sides of the abortion debate show no sign of compromise, and 2) because the debate causes “social ...