Letters to the Editor

Daniel Boone’s North Dakota connection

M L Berg Minot With the building of a Teddy Roosevelt library in the offing, readers might like to know that Roosevelt wrote a four-volume history about the settlement of the west, which he titled ‘The Winning of the West’. He wrote part of it, while residing on his Elkhorn Ranch in ...

Fight back, join the NRA

Steven Moen Minot I am disgusted that the left will use anything to attack law-abiding citizens, this time it was the “March for our lives.” This proves to me that our education system is failing these students big time. Eric Holders said in 1995 “we need to brainwash our kids about ...

Our republic is dead

Barry Borg Valley City Benjamin Franklin once said, “We have a Republic, if you can keep it!” I contend that we have lost it. What made it a Republic was that we had a fixed set of laws and rights that we were to live by and govern by. We elected representatives to enact these laws. ...

Minot needs to regain balance

Bill Christen Minot Alderman Mark Janzter: Thank for visiting at the Sportsmen’s Feed ... at Minot Air Force Base. The conversation we had definitely Trumped the Vikings’ performance by a football field, pardon the puns. Congratulations on putting your bid in for City Council. Best ...

March is Brain Injury Awareness

Denise Harvey Protection & Advocacy Project March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Brain Injuries are a major cause of disability and death in the United States. An estimated 1.7 million people sustain a Brain Injury each year. Of those individuals, 1.4 million are treated and released ...

Trump in need of geography lesson

Monte Reiner Minot I would very much appreciate our politicians taking the time to revisit their geography books or Google where USA borders actually lie. There has been a huge focus on trade deficits being a huge threat to our country and jobs. This alone is certainly over-reaction due ...

Benny’s story

Jessica Howling Wolf Twin Buttes I am writing to you on behalf of our son Benny who is currently 5 years old and contracted West Nile in Aug 2016 and had survived what was told to us should have killed a boy of his age and with everything he went through; he should not be here. Also to ...

The truth about guns

Jerome Behm Burlington I am writing in regard to the editorial which was written by Bob Lebacken of Reynolds, ND and which appeared in the Sunday, March 11, 2018 issue of the “Minot Daily News.” Bob tells of his experience in attending the Dakota Territory gun show in Grand Forks and ...

Me, myself and Mr. President

M.L. Berg Minot With all the talk about staffing problems in the executive branch, it might be best to remember that narcissists already have ready-made teams. These teams consist of the same three members. Their names are: Me, Myself and I. How well do they do? Well, the ...

North Dakota events point to troubling times

Melvin Schramm Carrington As the battle over gun control, school shootings and school students marching in protest of school shootings, maybe it’s time for the real Christians to assert them selves into the conversations. I’ll give some examples. A number of years ago, the school in ...

A respectful reminder

Stephan Podrygula Minot In a recent letter to the editor, complaining about property taxes, Dean Somerville asked who represents the Minot taxpayer. To clarify, I would respectfully remind him that I was the only one of seven on the City Council who voted against the final version of the ...

Right to die

Dennis Ness Minot According to a MDN columnist, school killings are not an epidemic. The research he cites does not include statistics beyond 2014-15. This columnist bases his knowledge and judgment on one research that states that “4 times the number of children were killed in schools in ...

Downtowns are cash cows

Jim Kambeitz Bismarck There has been a refreshing shift in Bismarck as key leaders move away from dogma toward an emphasis on accurate data and nonpartisan collaboration. I appreciate Governor Doug Burgum’s commitment to research-based decision-making. Addressing the problem of urban ...

Benefits of tax cut are trickling down

Steven Stremick Fargo We are seeing more and more cash benefits coming from the tax cut that Rep. Kevin Cramer voted for and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp voted against. Wal-Mart is now paying employees, based on how long they worked for the retailer, a cash bonus. Yes, cash. And they are getting ...

Pioneer Village a special place in Minot

Greg Nelson Sherwood Every year going to the North Dakota State Fair, going through Pioneer Village is a part of going to the State Fair. Pioneer Village displays past history that is important (that) everyone should remember. The volunteers and all their work they’ve done – the ...

Return to our faith

Bernie Muus Minot Opinion columnist Patrick Buchanan recently shared some interesting observations concerning the Florida school massacre. He informs us that only a few decades ago such horror events were almost non-existent. This reminds us that at that time God and the Ten Commandments ...

Who is representing the Minot taxpayer?

Dean Somerville Minot The above information is to provide comparison on property tax increases of the larger cities in western North Dakota. When I look at the Ward County tax statement and taxes by district, which includes the city, county, park, school and state, the city of Minot has ...

Don’t expect a dirty Senate race

Sierra Heitkamp Fargo Being nice doesn’t get news coverage. Being nasty, however, boosts newspaper readership. Jack Zaleski’s mean-spirited left-leaning diatribe in Sunday’s Forum predicted a dirty Senate race. Was it just me, or did he seem overly zealous about the prospect? After ...

Let’s make schools safer places

Nick Archuleta Bismarck It has now been more than a week since the tragic events unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. There, 14 students and three staff members were killed and many others were injured, some seriously. At North Dakota United, the news of this ...