Opinion

Who wants this war with Iran?

National Columnists

Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea. "There won't be any war. ... We don't seek a war, and (the Americans) don't either. They know it's not in their interests." The ayatollah's analysis — a war is ...

Democrats’ (not entirely) ‘Bleak Prospects’

National Columnists

In my line of work, I run into more than a few Democrats whose mood swings of late are frankly semi-wild. Last November, when their party won 41 Republican U.S. House seats and took the House majority from the GOP, Democrats were almost giddy, increasingly confident that voters in 2020 would ...

Planning commission correct to review right-of-way ordinance

Editorials

The Ward County Planning Commission made a good decision last week when members voted to direct staff to develop a proposed ordinance change addressing requirements for right-of-way dedication along township and section line roads. The issue had risen to public attention two years ago and ...

Be careful when working with fire

Editorials

It might not look like it, as the forecast called for cooler temps today and possible showers tomorrow, but we are indeed in the fire season. In North Dakota, that is just about anytime there is little or no snow on the ground or it’s pouring rain outside. That is because our prairies, ...

Will ‘Whiteshift’ save America from ethnic strife?

National Columnists

If you've been paying any attention at all to journalism in recent years — maybe not a good idea, but if you have — you surely have noticed those stories predicting, often with a certain relish, that the United States is about to become a majority-minority country. Such predictions, as ...

We can do better for seniors

Editorials

North Dakota’s government on all levels does a good job at taking care of veterans. The same is true of seniors, in general. There are states that do worse. In particular, not all states appreciate and honor military veterans the ways we do. This is something about which we should be ...

Building Safety Month plays key role in our community

Community Columnists

We are in the middle of celebrating Building Safety Month at the City of Minot, which gives us an opportunity to reflect and focus on building safety both as a city and as a society. Building codes weren’t always a priority in the United States. Historically, the Chicago fire of 1871 helped ...

American churches are in big trouble

Community Columnists

The bottom fell out of church membership between 1999 and 2018, spelling serious trouble for the well-being of Christendom in the decades down the road. According to a comprehensive poll taken by the very creditable Gallup organization, in 1999 70% 0f Americans were church members. This ...

Mail delivery needs improvement

Letters to the Editor

Alan Walter Minot I read with interest and some consternation the article about the US Postal Service in the newspaper on May 2. First, it was interesting to note that the Postal Service sent two people to Minot to tell us how great the postal service is for Minot. The two people came here ...

No room for honesty

National Columnists

Listen to various abortion activists and Hollywood-faded stars and you might be under the impression that Georgia, Alabama and other states have just passed laws that could give women the death penalty for having abortions. In fact, some news outlets have run stories that these states would ...

Legislators came through

Letters to the Editor

Liam Thrailkill Grand Forks At the end of January I wrote in under the title of “Don’t Punish Academic Achievement.” To catch up those who may have missed it, I was not being awarded my final $750 per semester scholarship payment because I was not taking enough credits to qualify. ...

Time to learn Chinese

Letters to the Editor

Dan Reinhard Minot Most people probably laughed throughout the Mel Brooks directed movie “Young Frankenstein” without giving much thought of the consequences of hidden messages below the surface in the possible outcome of creating of a monster. Nor did Secretary of State Henry ...

Lehner’s visit appreciated

Letters to the Editor

Jake Thrailkill Minot “Wild as The North Dakota Wind” is not just a great lyric to a Lexi Wyman tune, but is also one way I would describe Dr. Mark Lehner and his passion for archeology. Mark, a graduate of Minot High School class of 1968 was in Minot to share information about his ...

Vote explained

Letters to the Editor

Bob Paulson Minot There have been several stories in the Minot Daily News of late that have highlighted the failure of SB 2275 in the recent legislative session. I thought it might be helpful to bring a little more context to the conversation. SB 2275 was a bill to allow $500M in bonding ...

Loving Chuck and Jessie

Letters to the Editor

Rachel Axness Des Lacs Hallelujah!!! So absolutely ecstatic that you have brought back “Let’s Cook”by Chuck Repnow!!! I look so forward to his column because it is something I can relate to, & the recipes are out-of-this-world!!! It is just like getting a personal handwritten ...

The Hollywood Left hates Alabama

National Columnists

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill on May 14 protecting unborn babies from the slaughter of abortion. The vote wasn't close in the state legislature: 74-3 in the House, 25-6 in the Senate. One more state has come to its senses. There's a wave of pro-life bills being passed in the ...

A four-person race for the Democratic nomination?

National Columnists

From the moment former Vice President Joe Biden threw his hat in the ring, he has been the dominant front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. That status was confirmed in the most recent ScottRasmussen.com poll of the race, showing Biden with 39% of vote and a ...

YWCA puts fun in fundraising

Editorials

A successful fundraiser held last fall will be repeated later this year. The second annual Over the Edge will take place once again at the Parker Center in downtown Minot, on Aug. 17. The event provides an opportunity for members of the public to rappel down the eight story Parker Center to ...

Sex ‘trafficking’ panic

National Columnists

When police charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution, the press said the police rescued sex slaves. "They were women who were from China, who were forced into sex slavery," said Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show." We're told this happens all the time. ...