Opinion

Cease federal taxation of Social Security

Letters to the Editor

Austin Gillette White Shield I read with great interest the opinion article 6/16/19 regarding the State of North Dakota taxing Social Security payments. I agree all Social Security benefits should be tax free. It is not every day I agree with the opinion of the Minot Daily. We who receive ...

Save Anne Street Bridge

Letters to the Editor

Logan Vettel Minot Have you ever noticed the long wooden bridge towering over the railroad tracks? Ever wondered its name, how old it is, and have you ever walked it? Well, I have, and I want to tell you about the Anne Street Bridge and its importance to the community. Anne Street ...

City doesn’t need Trinity property

Letters to the Editor

Tony Allex Minot I am writing to voice my concern about the Trinity properties that will be abandoned by Trinity when the new hospital is complete. It was recently in the news that the City of Minot was looking into what could be done with the properties. It is my opinion and the opinion ...

Godfread fighting fraud

Letters to the Editor

Paul Owens Fargo Can you imagine staging an accident to place blame on an innocent driver, and then abusing insurance policies to make a buck? Sounds like a lot of work for a not-so-quick payout, when there are plenty of available jobs in North Dakota! But sure enough, it’s insurance ...

ND delegation doesn’t back LGBTQ

Letters to the Editor

Daniel Scott Minot In just the past few months, Republicans from across the country, emboldened by their President, have made one horrible comment after another regarding the rights of LGBTQ people. Right wing zealot Mike Huckabee said LGBTQ rights are the “greatest threat” to ...

Proud of Trump

Letters to the Editor

Phil Weigel Minot President Trump, the week of June 17th, had the option to use drones against Iran in retaliation for Iran allegedly shooting down a US military plane and allegedly sinking an unmanned ship in the area. After confirming that both the plane and the boat were automated and ...

Why millennials may be conservatives at heart

National Columnists

Several current trends among millennials do not bode well for Democrats. Indeed, they suggest a greater affinity for (many) Republican policies, notwithstanding a, perhaps, contiguous dislike for the GOP's leadership. Dare I say it: These trends may suggest a gradual migration ...

Freedom from consequences isn’t freedom

National Columnists

On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., desperate to revive his flagging campaign, proposed a far-reaching plan to wipe out all student debt. That plan falls hard on plans by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., his chief far-left rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, to make college ...

Never take freedom for granted

Editorials

All indications are that Minot residents and people living in the surrounding area are in for a glorious Fourth of July week. Let’s hope it is a safe one for all revelers, especially those handling fireworks and their potential innocent victims nearby. Think about where your missiles are ...

A test for ‘Murica’s birthday

Community Columnists

My fellow ‘Muricans, in honor of America’s 2019th birthday, I’ve prepared a Patriotism Test. I know it’s only the Juneth of July, but if there are bombs bursting in air, it means Independence Day is essentially underway. Or else Iran got the drop on us. This test won’t be easy. I’ve ...

The socialists started a softball team

Community Columnists

The Red River Valley chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America have started themselves a softball team. Their goal is “raising visibility and connecting with the community.” This isn’t an uncommon tactic for social movements. Churches hold dances. Political parties hold pie ...

Summer is here, are children’s needs being met?

Editorials

Summer is officially here with the coming weekend expected to certainly showcase that. With our region’s fairly short summers and with school being out for the season, it is particularly relevant to families with children. Minot has a plethora of opportunities for families with children, ...

Candidates’ bad ideas

National Columnists

So many people want to be president. Unfortunately, many have terrible ideas. Sen. Kamala Harris wants companies to prove they pay men and women equally. "Penalties if they don't!" she shouts. But there are lots of reasons, other than sexism, why companies pay some men more than women. ...

Anti-Trump crafters: A decade-long unraveling

National Columnists

Fun fact: I've been crocheting since I was 10, when my Tita Lisa taught me the magic of granny squares. Fellow yarn nerds will understand the heavenly bliss of spending hours at Hobby Lobby or Walmart immersed in a sea of alpaca, mohair, angora, super bulky and super saver skeins for blankets, ...

Sulzberger is right (and wrong)

National Columnists

I never thought I would write this, but the publisher of The New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, is right. Sulzberger wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal in response to President Trump's claim that his newspaper committed "treason" by publishing a story about U.S. efforts to compromise ...

Trump: War President or Anti-Interventionist?

National Columnists

Risualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence had signed off on the strike on ...

Indian Relay racing a welcome return

Editorials

There are many ways for Native culture to be preserved and all of them contribute to this vital function. That’s why the return of Indian Relay racing at the Chippewa Downs track this Saturday and Sunday is such a positive effort. Last year Chippewa Downs hosted its first ever Indian Relay ...