Opinion

Honest journalists needed

Letters to the Editor

Dan Reinhard Minot It would be hard to say what happened to the American “muckrakers.” Albeit the origin of that term is not fully substantiated, many believe it was Teddy Roosevelt who first coined that term to describe American journalists. There was a time in our past where many ...

A Night To Remember: Christmas Day 2018

Community Columnists

It was late in the evening on Christmas Day. The kids had fallen asleep in their beds after a long festive day of gift opening, food, and traveling to our house outside the city of Bottineau. Before retiring for the evening, I had several things that needed to be returned to the furnace room. I ...

EPA needs to do more

Letters to the Editor

Lisa DeVille Mandaree It’s not often you see a company calling for tougher regulation of itself, but in an Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle, Susan Dio, Chairperson and President of BP America, publically called on the EPA to set tough nationwide standards on methane emissions. The company ...

Consultant impressed with Minot

Letters to the Editor

Patrick Kirby West Fargo This week, I had the wonderful opportunity, made possible by the Minot Alliance of Nonprofits, to help facilitate and train over 20 organizations on fundraising, and it was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve ever had. Each nonprofit leader, volunteer, board ...

PETA says go vegan

Letters to the Editor

Heather Moore The PETA Foundation Big news: Researchers have found the fountain of youth! It’s in the produce section at the local grocery store. Seriously. A new study involving 840 people with various eating styles indicates that vegans have the most cancer-fighting antioxidants in ...

Vietnam Veterans Reunion Day

Letters to the Editor

Richard Reuer Minot It was brought to my attention by another veteran who served during Vietnam a letter to the editor by Robert Wefald of Bismarck in the Bismarck Tribute on Friday, April 5. Here is just a sample of what he wrote: “A ceremony was held at the Capital on March 29, a day ...

Martin to Martin via Bismarck

Letters to the Editor

Arlene Bender Martin Saying Minot still processes letters is not true. When I mail bills to our local residents it goes from Martin to Anamoose to Minot to Bismarck to Minot to Anamoose to Martin and takes about four days and they are always stamped in Bismarck. Personally we had a ...

Income tax relief is good policy

Letters to the Editor

Rep. Craig Headland Chairman of the House Finance and Tax Committee In 2010, voters passed a constitutional amendment establishing the Legacy Fund. Since then, 30% of oil and gas production taxes have been deposited in a fund which the State Investment Board then invests. The goal of the ...

Out of patience with Legislature

Letters to the Editor

Maxine Schmidt Fargo I’m a child of the 70’s and I don’t smoke marijuana but I wish my daughter could. Thanks to a California trip, we now know edible marijuana can relieve her pain. Thanks to the legislature in Bismarck, my daughter can’t use medical marijuana in her ...

What it takes to be president

Community Columnists

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., has announced he’s running for president. I don’t know much about him, but every time someone new declares their candidacy, I want them to be president. I think the same of any person I meet on the street, and some dogs. It’s early, but I have a prediction: ...

Should the Legacy Fund be used only to grow government?

Community Columnists

North Dakota House Republicans have resurrected an idea to use Legacy Fund earnings as a way to reduce and eventually eliminate the state’s income tax. This is a unique idea among proposals for how to use the billions we’ve tucked away in that piggy bank in that it’s the only one which ...

Airline boardings bode well for Minot economy

Editorials

People looking for a positive sign relating to Minot’s economic health and its future can take heart in the latest airline boarding numbers. We do. As we reported earlier this week, boardings are up at the Minot International Airport; it would be hard to view this as a negative ...

False accuser Shaun lying King’s record of harm

National Columnists

This week, "journalist, activist and humanitarian" Shaun King will give a keynote speech at the annual Innocence Network conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the event, whose attendees work to prevent and undo wrongful convictions, is "The Presumption of Innocence." I've covered many ...

New law makes supporting veterans convenient

Editorials

Now law, HB 1248 will assist veterans and also provide generous, charitable North Dakotans the opportunity to contribute to one of the most important causes in the state. With broad support in the North Dakota Legislature, Gov. Doug Burgum then signed it on April 8. The new law, originally ...

Indeed, local government is best training ground for higher office

Editorials

Do you have ambitions to one day be part of the North Dakota Legislature? Might you have your eyes set on higher office in government? If so, then think about serving in office in your own community, from school board and park board to city council or county office. It’s likely these ...

Zuckerberg cronyism

National Columnists

Please, regulate me! That was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's message to Congress recently. "Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree," he wrote in an op-ed. "(W)e shouldn't make so many important decisions ... on our own." It sounds so ...

Millennials for socialism

National Columnists

If one needed evidence of the gross ignorance of millennials, and their teachers and college professors, it's their solid support for socialism and socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Socialism has produced tragedy wherever it has been implemented. Last year marked the 40th ...