Letters to the Editor

Farm Bill food fight

Ellen Linderman Carrington These days, some folks in Washington can turn anything into a political food fight – especially in an election year. In this case it is a literal food fight, as a good farm bill is about providing an adequate safety net for our farmers and food security for all ...

Be careful what you ask for

Chris Baker Minot Many celebrate our change in government from a defined representation to at-large representation, I do not. I see it as mob rule by those with the least to lose and everything to gain. If we are not careful it will initiate us following the footsteps of Detroit. ...

Check the impact aid

Rep. Marvin E. Nelson Rolla Minot Public School District is experiencing a shortfall in funding, a reported $3.3 million this year. Audits are not often that interesting, but I believe a partial answer is seen in the audits of the Minot and MAFB schools. If we look at fiscal year 2016 the ...

Locksmith a ‘hero’

C. Hall Minot While exchanging a Nintendo DS game to a buyer from a community sales site, I accidentally locked my apartment door behind me as I stepped out, and I panicked when I could not get back inside to my 8 month old baby. After calling my landlord, and 911 without help from either ...

Choice service

Kim Kraft Minot I am writing to commend Choice Auto Glass for their excellent customer service, professionalism and personalized customer care. I want to thank their employee Joe Goebel for his “get it done” work ethic. I brought my family’s Subaru to Choice Auto Glass, as the ...

Stenehjem playing politics with lives

Dr. Charles Christianson Grand Forks Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has added North Dakota to a lawsuit that places politics ahead of the life and health of the people of our state. This suit, brought by some state attorneys general, aims to throw out major parts of the Affordable Care ...

Keep families together

Krisanna Peterson Bismarck There has been a lot of controversy lately about immigrant children being taken away from their parents at the border. Many of you are Christians. Now I want you to think for a moment… WWJD? (What Would Jesus do)? If Jesus was at the US borders would he take ...

Heitkamp a cheerleader for abortion

Joseph Ferrara Minot I just read the AP’s love-letter to Senator Heitkamp appearing in Tuesday’s MDN. The thesis of the article was that the senator is a right-leaning Democrat who stands up to her party’s leaders whenever those Democrats’ views run contrary to North Dakota ...

RIP, GOP?

The Republican Party is disappearing.... Republican candidates are no longer acting like members of the Grand Old Party, like adult representatives of the people; they are worrying if they are Trump enough. They are morphing into the Trumpette Party, meek followers without minds and ...

Minot is headed toward change

Now that the election is over, I want to take this opportunity to thank everybody that voted for me. I am very humbled and grateful for all that supported me. Tim and Shaun were very gracious and kind to me through this whole process. Now that being said, I want the citizens of Minot to know ...

There is no silver bullet fix

Article V of the U.S. Constitution says if 2/3 (34) of the states pass resolutions asking Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments (plural), then Congress must call one. At the end of 2017, 28 of the necessary 34 had done so – including North Dakota. In the ...

Blind date

While attending a Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) hosted conference focusing on the confluence of international capital and energy markets in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the following statement was made by a keynote speaker from Singapore representing long term private and commercial energy ...

Bathrooms open for business

Ron Merritt Minot The Minot Park District has recently come under criticism in regards to timely restroom and facility openings for some of our parks. Within 48 hours of receiving notification questioning the efficiencies of our facility openings and cleaning schedule we had a new policy ...

Shocked by cemetery’s condition

James R. Zakopyko Stanwood, Wash. I traveled back to my ancestral home in North Dakota for Memorial Day. I had the honor of traveling with an American Legion Honor Guard to pay tribute and honor the veterans in six very small town or ghost town cemeteries all of which were in immaculate ...

N.D. has the money to make schools safe

Harold Ziegler Oakes Well another school season has come and gone and North Dakotas luck has held again. So far we haven’t had a school shooting in our state. Our neighbors have experienced them, but so far we’ve been spared, but not by anything we’ve done. It seems like now days ...

Give a kid a break

Steve Becher Horace I recently read that the Bank of ND had its 14th straight year of record profits in 2017 and gave the state of North Dakota a 17 percent return on investment. There are not many businesses in our state that have that high of a return on investment and to have record ...

Minot youths ruining tennis courts

Damon Deslondes Minot Good Day Mayor, Director of Parks, City Manager, City Editor of Minot News: Wanted to thank you for all you have done to help out with bathroom issues at our Local Parks. I am grateful when City Gov. is responsive and uses common sense to address concerns. I would ...

Don’t forget to vote

Rod Kremer Daryn Hoover Burlington Our city election is right around the corner. On the ballot, two council positions are open, as well as a measure to adopt the Home Rule Charter that was published in the Minot Daily News on January 22, 2018. Home Rule gives cities the right to local ...

Time for a change

Jerome Gruenberg, former county commissioner Citizens of Minot and Ward County. In a previous letter to the editor, I stated that Minot citizens took steps in their election process to get rid of the “good old boy” system in local government and law enforcement. I stated that the ...

Throw (most of) the bums out

Larry Bellew Minot The June 12, 2018 election is fast approaching. I want to thank the Minot Daily News and the Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring candidate forums. Many of our incumbent city aldermen are seeking re-election. They include Alderman Jantzer, Alderman Olson, Alderman ...