Opinion

It’s still Christmas in Minot

Editorials

Merry Christmas from all of us at Minot Daily News. Those simple words mean more and more every year. The well-wishing from us remains the same. But the fact that we can still wish you a “Merry Christmas” in Minot grows more precious. That’s something we should all appreciate. There ...

Get serious about getting kids off drugs

Letters to the Editor

Nancy Bommelman Minot I’m writing this letter to make parents aware of what their children are capable of. A friend of mine has had to sell her motor home and her boat because of all the damage her child has done because of the use of drugs. These kids are stealing left and ...

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: What a year this has been

Editorials

On January 1, Minot Daily News will once again present our Year-in-review edition, complete with a look at the 10 biggest stories of 2016 updated with the latest information. It should be an interesting read. It was definitely difficult to come up with just 10 stories, given how much happened ...

Not buying oil independence strategy

Letters to the Editor

Monte Reiner Minot Wow, all of that time in high school and college and now Republicans change the supply/demand effect. It seemed so simple, supply going down and or demand going up would have a positive impact on prices of the commodity. Supply going up and or demand going down ...

Kids enjoyed their time at the zoo

Letters to the Editor

Stacy Johnson Minot Thank you so much to the Roosevelt Park Zoo for the great day at the zoo a few weeks ago! We came with our family from Bismarck and Minot on a beautiful fall day. When we walked into the zoo, we saw a smiling face at the front desk. Brandi gave us so much helpful ...

North Dakota loves family farms

Letters to the Editor

Marie Hoff Bismarck I wonder if the Farm Bureau is really a friend of North Dakota.  I wonder if the Farm Bureau really supports the people of North Dakota and our preferred way of life here. Over 75 percent of us voted FOR our law which supports family farms and rejects corporate-owned ...

Pipelines can and will spill

Letters to the Editor

Jim Lein Minot Yet another oil pipeline spill, spotted by a North Dakota landowner December 5. And the powers that be see no problem with a pipeline under the Missouri River. There is even talk of a pipeline through Roosevelt National Park. Overall, the North Dakota oil spill record is ...

Winter driving advice

Letters to the Editor

Wayne Rowe Minot To the Citizens of Ward County new and old: This should not be news to anyone that has lived through a North Dakota winter before. However, to those that may have shown up here during our warm months and for those that have forgotten about driving in the winter months, I ...

Kasich veto disappointing

Letters to the Editor

Linda Thorson ND Director of Concerned Women for America Concerned Women for America of North Dakota is deeply saddened by Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the Ohio “Heartbeat Bill” last week. His decision is extremely disappointing not just for the people of Ohio but also for us in North ...

New population stats show confidence in North Dakota

Editorials

While North Dakota is still well shy of the 1 million mark when it comes to residency, the latest census estimates should be considered good news. We all know that oil boomed then waned in the past few years, and the state’s population fluctuated accordingly. Even now, though, when a ...

A cautionary tale

Editorials

A suggestion for those who did not read the cover story on one family’s guardianship experience in Thursday’s Minot Daily News: go back and read it. The story, although a personal one, illustrates what can happen to an individual and a family, without adequate information and preparation ...

Community brings holidays to less fortunate

Editorials

It’s easy for people to focus on the holiday season, the warmth and merriment it brings. Indeed, that should be people’s focus. For some Minot residents, however, the holidays are decidedly less festive because of any number of reasons – their economic status, being apart from family, ...

SkySkopes hopefully a beginning

Editorials

Part of the vision for expanding and increasing economic development in Minot has been the possibility of attracting unmanned aerial systems (UAS) companies to the area. With Grand Forks as a hub for such companies, it has been a reasonable and attainable objective. That’s why this week’s ...

Burgum approach nothing to prompt worry – yet

Editorials

Some folks have expressed concern about Gov. Doug Burgum’s video address last week shortly after he officially took office. The problem was less the content than the delivery system as some did not like the one-way communication of a video. Maybe some fear that Gov. Burgum’s vaunted ...

Burgum approach nothing to prompt worry – yet

Editorials

Some folks have expressed concern about Gov. Doug Burgum’s video address last week shortly after he officially took office. The problem was less the content than the delivery system as some did not like the one-way communication of a video. Maybe some fear that Gov. Burgum’s vaunted ...

A great need remains for Men’s Winter Refuge

Editorials

It was good news hearing that Minot’s Men’s Winter Refuge is still available, making a difference in the daily lives of homeless men willing to stick it out and find a future in the Magic City. Imagine trying to exist in a town like Minot, in weather like this, without having so much ...

Finishing ramp work hopefully ends the issue

Editorials

There are plenty of issues in Minot that separate members of the public and about which people have very different opinions. Possibly no (fairly) recent issue has divided people more than the development of the two downtown parking ramps. Some believe the projects were essential to the ...

Democrats need to reconsider platform

Letters to the Editor

Michael “Anthony” Schommer Towner I found the news item on the front page of Sunday, Nov. 27 issue of the MDN to be very interesting. “Looking to reboot: After 2016 massacre, Democrats seek momentum” Maybe as part of “rebooting,” the party should take a serious look at their ...

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Changes are ahead in 2017

Editorials

The beginning of a year has always seemed to me the best time to make change. I’d like to say that means New Year’s resolutions have worked out for me, but the truth is I don’t really make them. But I do always start a year with a clean, organized apartment, vehicle and office. Some ...

Reader has had enough

Letters to the Editor

Pat McNally Minot - I am tired of the constant criticism of Donald Trump by politicians, protesters, the news media for their on-going  ridicule of Mr. Trump. He was legally elected so it is time for all of us to come together and help him and Congress  to make America Great Again. – ...