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Letters to the Editor

Where Are The Workers – Part 2

Todd Berning, President, EPIC Companies, West Fargo In response to Mr. Bob Ziegler’s letter to the editor in The Minot Daily News, Blu on Broadway is on time and on budget. I wish evaluating a project was as easy as a daily drive-by. Blu on Broadway, open this fall, will be home to 42 ...

America is being punished by God

Steven Moen, Minot What has happened to our country, you know the one where all men are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights such as life liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Where did it go? Since the self proclaimed dictator Biden signed over 50 ...

Keep questioning the “facts”

M.L. Berg, Minot Republicans have been making rather a point of fact-checking President Biden’s remarks of late. This is a welcome change from their refusal to undertake presidential fact checking during the previous administration. Fact checkers at the Washington Post have attributed over ...

With apologies to the sheep

Steve Peterson, Minot Reading the paper this weekend, I was sickened by the article that chastised HB1323 while promoting mask mandates as a tool that’s saved many lives. (Renae Moch, Bismarck) Before drinking the Kool-Aid, I would suggest considering this: when state and many local ...

Voter restrictions over-stated

Christopher Jones, Minot Help! My civil rights are being violated! This dawned on me as I followed the never-ending debate about voter suppression. As I understand it, the basic requirements for voting in all states are along these lines: 1) Register in advance. 2) Provide identification ...

A missed opportunity

Kristie Wolff, Bismarck Last week, in an effort to return to the 1950s, Republican legislators voted to rescind North Dakota’s 1975 ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. It is hard to make sense of this vote, especially considering it came only two weeks after representative Luke ...

Where are the workers?

Bob Ziegler, Minot I drive past Blu on Broadway daily and I haven’t seen any workers for two or three days now. It appears to be another screwed up city council boondoggle, destined to become another parking garage, i.e. a total waste of time, effort and MY money.

April is Fair Housing Month

Michelle Rydz, Grand Forks Every year in April, the nation celebrates the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act. The law was enacted only seven days after Martin Luther King was assassinated, and it remains one of his most important legacies. For 53 years, the nation has worked to reverse ...

Republicans getting nervous

Warren Larson, Bismarck Is this YOUR North Dakota Republican (NDGOP) Party? Pushing new, confusing, and likely unconstitutional laws written by outsiders. Fighting the recent American Rescue Plan, yet pocketing their check. Stripping transparency and blatantly stating that redistricting ...

Mask mandates saved lives

Renae Moch, Bismarck The North Dakota Public Health Association opposes HB 1323 before the North Dakota Legislative Assembly. HB 1323 would limit any state or local elected official or political subdivision from mandating the use of a face mask or facial covering, and if passed, the bill ...

President Bresciani is not king

Linda Thorson, Edinburg President Bresciani, North Dakota State University President, defends the university’s ties to Planned Parenthood and states it is a matter of “academic freedom.” Bresciani demands the University receive state funds offered to the higher education challenge ...

Why the sudden changes?

Dr. Dennis Sommers, Minot HB 1151 relating to telehealth within dentistry currently resides in the ND Senate. Amendments were added to the bill after earlier passage by the House that provided requirements for dental procedures and services sought by patients to be delivered by individuals ...

Retirees can’t count on Cramer and Hoeven

Al Thomas, Bismarck Over the past several years, Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven acted like they were supportive of the Butch Lewis Act – a bill that would protect the hard-earned pensions of retired workers across North Dakota and the U.S. from threats of massive cuts. But when ...

Where does it end?

Christopher Jones, Minot While I think Minot may be a bastion of rationality in a world gone mad, even from this redoubt I do feel a need to draw a line in the sand. Or maybe I should say in the sandbox, given the topic. I have read recent articles about “cancel culture” and how it is ...

Another view on justice in sports

Jane Hirst, Minot I am writing in response to the Local Opinion piece by Amber Vibeto titled “Counterfeit Justice in Sports.” Ms Vibeto has some valid concerns in her article, but also shared some ideas that I found to be either misleading or false. In particular, Amber asserted that ...

Another side of TR to consider

M.L. Berg, Minot Teddy Roosevelt is perhaps best known in North Dakota for the time he spent in the Badlands in the 1880s. However, when it comes to Roosevelt’s views of Native Americans and Native American rights during this period, his record is far from unblemished. This point can be ...

Sound familiar?

Mike Monson, Minot For those of us who grew up in the 50’s 60’s & 70’s we know what the cancel culture was even though it was recognized by different names; socialism and communism. We learned it in our World History Class! Not sure if its even taught anymore in school but ...

The cost of water

Doug Pearson, Glenburn In reference to the article that appeared in you March 6-7 issue of the MDN from Crystal Hendrickson titled ‘How to steal an election.’ She referenced the NPRWD elections that never took place. This seems to be one of many things that goes on with this ...

House Bill 1397 unacceptable

Terri Hedman, Fargo I’m writing to express my frustration with the North Dakota Legislature’s redistricting plan. In the Republican supermajority’s redistricting bill, HB 1397, there’s language that would hide draft legislative maps from the public and the media. This is ...

Hoeven/Cramer working against ND

Brad Berg, Bismarck A few years ago Senator John Hoeven voted for a tax cut that added hundreds of thousands of dollars to his fortune and two Trillion Dollars to our national debt. Senator Kevin Cramer voted for the same tax cut because he wanted to please his master. Their votes ...