Opinion

Trump did little to address ND’s trade fears

Community Columnists

Politically, President Donald Trump did a lot of damage to incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., during his campaign rally in Fargo. After weeks of Heitkamp and her campaign working overtime to align with Trump, the president himself rained on the parade. During a CNN interview after the ...

Liberals hype comedian ‘collusion’

National Columnists

The late-night hosts hate President Donald Trump, so the idea that they would make friendly alliances shouldn't be shocking. But as we've come to understand, in today's world anything that reflects negatively on this president becomes "news." So when Stephen Colbert at CBS called up Jimmy ...

Welcome end to Home Sweet Home issue on the horizon

Editorials

The City of Minot faces many challenges, and has made some mistakes in the past complicating the future. Residents freely express their feelings about this. However, some – perhaps even many – complaints about actions of the city – or any municipality for that matter, are based on ...

Why shopping local is important

Letters to the Editor

Hayley Stenberg Minot Shopping small and shopping local are nice words we all like to use, we talk the talk but are we walking the walk. Are we the person that knows it’s the right thing to do but not practicing what we think or say because it is simply TOO easy to not. Don’t ...

Editor’s Notebook:

Editorials

Ironically, I pre-wrote the opening paragraph of this column two weeks ago and have been struggling with the rest ever since. Now, the weekend rolls around and I am back to square one, a mildly numb square one, a square one at which my previously planned column is suddenly wildly ...

Letter to Founder Benjamin Franklin

Community Columnists

Dear Ben: In this season of celebration of the Declaration of Independence, most of us are grateful for your accomplishments in the Constitutional Convention. I would recollect the incident in which you were walking down the streets of Philadelphia after the convention and a fellow citizen ...

Beware of H.R. 4760

Letters to the Editor

Judy Stahl Valley City Under the pretense of limiting illegal immigration, U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia, has introduced H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act of 2018. This bill introduces mandatory national ID cards called “E-Verify” containing ...

Rep. Marvin Nelson playing with dark money

Letters to the Editor

Roger Sundahl Gig Harbor, Wash. Several months ago, I publicly asked State Representative Marvin Nelson to disclose who is paying for his lawsuit against the state of North Dakota and mineral owners. In a telephone conversation with Rep. Marvin Nelson last week, I asked him again who is ...

Heidi gave us internet tax

Letters to the Editor

Hal Gershman Grand Forks The decision by the Supreme Court of the United States permitting the states to charge sales tax on goods purchased outside of a state is a huge win for main street businesses. As stated in the Grand Forks Herald editorial June 23rd, “The issue that started in ...

Reply to ‘What would Jesus do?’ letter

Letters to the Editor

Steven Moen Minot I wish Krisanna Peterson would consider the ramification of her words prior to telling Christians how we are to act in respect to illegal alien families. Does she practice what she preaches? Are her doors and windows open to any and all who show up and demand entrance. ...

Explore ways to lower abortion rate

Letters to the Editor

Jim Lein Minot I’m assuming that the author of the “Heitkamp a cheerleader for abortion” letter, Joseph Ferrara, is a guy. As I am. And I think that instead of legally restricting women’s options for dealing with a difficult and unique situation, as Ferrara advocates, we men ...

Sipma should have resigned

Letters to the Editor

Chris Baker Minot No appointment of Sipma replacement. The need for a special election, not more than 6 weeks after the vacancy creation by vote certification, was foreseeable and should have been taken into account. To appoint a replacement is to deprive the citizens of a vote already ...

Sell more soybeans to China

Letters to the Editor

Eugene Graner Bismarck What is wrong with the American Soybean Association? Here is the representation of the fastest-growing segment of agriculture, the growing of soybeans. Soybeans have now become the largest planted acreage in the United States, eclipsing corn. Add to that, Brazil who ...

Jailing kids didn’t secure the border

Letters to the Editor

Sen. Tim Mathern Fargo It appears the Trump administration finally ended its policy of separating families at the border. After weeks of heartbreaking news stories and thousands of social media messages, President Trump heard what most Americans have been saying since the policy was ...

Regarding Trump legacy

Letters to the Editor

M.L. Berg Minot Perhaps the legacy of our present national administration will be summed up in the line, “I’d love to change the world, but I don’t know what to do!” It’s a line from a pop song by the band Ten Years After, who were popular in the Vietnam War era of our history.

Death by government

Letters to the Editor

Casey Knock Minot Look at the drought monitor. It shows that the hail suppression is not what they are doing. The kill off of the smelt should have been enough to see the big picture. The planes constantly flying around, large jets up high, flying irregular patterns. They are poisoning ...

Don Bessette’s donation a generous one

Editorials

Aviation buffs will have to wait until later this year to see up-close the newest addition to the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot. It should, however, be well worth the wait. It was announced earlier this week that Don Bessette of Minot, owner of a 1969 Learjet, is donating the unique ...

No party for old white men

National Columnists

For Nancy Pelosi, 78, Steny Hoyer, 79, and Joe Biden, 75, the primary results from New York’s 14th congressional district are a fire bell in the night. All may be swept away in the coming revolution. That is the message of the crushing defeat of 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley, who had ...

Justice Kennedy’s first priority: The First Amendment

National Columnists

It became official just after lunchtime on Wednesday, just after the Supreme Court announced its final decisions of the term and went into recess. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the 104th person to serve on the court, is retiring, effective just after his 82nd birthday next month, after 30 years of ...

Fun cultural event planned at Fort Mandan

Editorials

Have you ever wondered what life was like for Native American children growing up on the Northern Plains? Surely hard work in harsh conditions were part of growing up in American Indian tribes, but kids learned how to have fun, too. Some of the games they played will be played at Fort ...