Letters to the Editor

PTSD Day is Tuesday

Max Zurcher Minot When we let fear, sadness and resentment take control of our lives, do we wonder why is this happening to us. People say they don’t understand why many young men and women have these feelings of hopelessness; they may be suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress ...

Medicaid coverage is important to North Dakota’s children

Stephen McDonough Bismarck As a practicing pediatrician in North Dakota for the past 37 years, I have provided care for thousands of children in the Bismarck area and across the state. I’ve seen firsthand how important it is for families to have health insurance coverage so that they can ...

Workers deserve better

Waylon Hedegaard Bismarck There is a debate over healthcare in America today, and when we read Facebook, it’s easy to get the impression that people who want healthcare are simply moochers looking for handouts and should work harder or get better jobs. This always reminds me of my two ...

Coal is history

Monte Reiner Minot Coal has been a key energy source for the USA and will be for some time. However, coal is not the energy source of the future as evidenced by industry leaders stating that they will not build new coal generation. Mortality from coal generation and mining is still ...

Disappearing local news broadcasts

Douglas Pearson Glenburn In reference to the letter written by Mr. Paulsen that appeared in the June 11 issue of the Minot Daily News. I wholeheartedly agree with Eugene on the subject of the KX news. At least what the network calls news. As Eugene said, there is no LOCAL news anymore. ...

Where’s Hoeven and what is in the Trump care bill?

Joan Allen Bismarck I am concerned that Senator Hoeven has not been available to meet with his constituents to explain what is in the Trump care bill and to hear their concerns. This is not how a representative government is supposed to work. He is supposed to be representing us and has ...

One in five North Dakota families face increased medical challenges

Donene Feist Edgeley One in 5 North Dakota families have a child with special health care needs or a disability. This adds up to nearly 20,000 of our children and youth who need medications, therapies, hospitalizations, medical equipment, feeding and other needs just to stay alive. The ...

What we learned from the Comey hearing

Philip Weigel Minot You won’t hear this in the news, nor in the newspaper by the Associated Press or other Main Stream Media outlets at all. So for those who want to know what really happened, here are the 10 things we learned from the Comey Hearing. 1. Trump was never under ...

Restore COOL labeling

Barry Borg Valley City Today on the news was the long-awaited report that we, the USA, will export beef to China as early as July. About two months ago, I was getting something out of the freezer, and I happened to run into two packages of cod. On the label was printed, “Cod Loin, A ...

We’ll see about this garbage mess

Jim Lein Minot It’s too bad about the Earth Recycling fire — not at all what we needed with our scheduled change in garbage pickup. We have made a trip out to Kalix with our recycling. But there were many things we couldn’t take there, as Earth accepted many more recyclables than ...

Federal gov’t ignores treaties with Native people

Lisa DeVille Mandaree The end of May, 2017 Trump and the White House Released its Budget Proposal jeopardizing the future of Native American people and the and tribes. The Federal Government has failed to hold up the trust responsibility and treaty obligation to protect Native people. Our ...

Garbage and lies

William Christen Minot Minot’s garbage system does not pass the smell test. It is disorganized, mismanaged, expensive, overrun, desperate, and sickening. According to a landfill employee, the raise in the rates is not recycling (what recycling?) driven, it is because they can raise the ...

Crane disgraces Minot’s “skyline”

Gerald Koland Minot Talk about your “Match Made in Heaven.” I want to be first to solve a couple of downtown conundrums in “One Fell Swoop.” Tell me the roofs of the parking garages are not the perfect gathering places. The roofs can be covered with sod to harken back to pioneer ...

Welcome to the good old boys club

Mike Schumacher Minot I am writing this letter due to some concerns about the garbage system the city is going to put into place. I currently live in a townhouse with 11 other units. These units have limited access to 9th Street and during the winter no access at all. This is due to snow in ...

Stop the labeling

Leonard Lange Rolla In observing the recent political climate I have noticed a large amount of hostile language and actions between the nation’s two largest political parties. It would be a benefit to us all if the labeling one another a “Republican” or a “Democrat” to not be ...

Where is Hoeven?

Krisanna N Peterson Bismarck I would like to start off by saying I am not the type of person that likes to write letters to the editor. I am not the type of person who likes to go to town hall meetings. But unfortunately it is now a way of life for me. Everyone has pushed me to the point of ...

Our zoo a ‘hidden gem’

Gregg Smith Minot My wife and I took our daughter and granddaughter to the Roosevelt Park Zoo today. My daughter lives in Southern California and has been to the LA zoo and the San Diego zoo. She enjoyed our zoo much better than any other zoo she has ever been to before. On two ...

Hey KX, where’s the local news

Eugene Paulsen Minot Sitting here watching the 5 pm local news on KX.....local...excuse me...mostly national. Hey KX what’s the chance that you could give us “local” news...not national...not Fargo...not Bismarck...just Minot and the immediate area. All that’s on your news seems to ...

Education key to workforce development

Danita Bye Stanley North Dakota’s economy has remained resilient since commodity prices fell by half two years ago, and the shortage of workers has remained the biggest challenge to our employers. The Williston Basin Petroleum conference and the newly unveiled North Dakota Petroleum ...

Thanks for the scholarship

Tanner Hopfauf Dickinson API Dickinson recently selected and announced its 2017 scholarship recipients and gave a total of $19,000 was given to twenty-six young adults. I am one of the lucky recipients and would like to say thank you to the volunteers of API Dickinson and all those in ...