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Letters to the Editor

To lock down or not

Phil Weigel, Minot There was a comment about Coronavirus, or as I like to call it, Beer Virus, that came across as a bit ignorant on the weekend of May 16-17th of The Minot Daily News. This comment of “Are people so ignorant that they can’t realize the spread was not as fast BECAUSE we ...

Weather Mod in a cloud of secrecy

Keli Anderson, Minot Weather modification is a hot topic right now, because of the current ballot measure to decide its fate in Ward County. I am voting no because I have several issues with the project. One is the secrecy around who decides when and where cloud seeding flights take place. ...

$4.2 million and we still get hail

Lianne Zeltinger, Minot We must vote no on the Weather Modification measure on the June 9 primary ballot to stop this expensive and ineffective project in Ward County. Ward County and the state of North Dakota have spent over $4.2 million on the Weather Modification Project since 2006. We ...

Small investment saves ND $2 million annually

Dr. Tanya Spilovoy, Bismarck I am excited to vote for Thomas Beadle for State Treasurer. He has been a leader for our state in the Legislature and has been instrumental in bringing new education technologies to our state. I met Thomas after he introduced legislation in 2013 to reduce ...

Commerce has been stellar through COVID-19

Megan Laudenschlager, Minot Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, North Dakota’s public officials and nonprofit leaders have shown decisive leadership at every turn. Thanks to our state’s strong and forward-thinking leaders like Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer, our communities are ...

Do what is best for the county

John Pietsch, Rural Minot As a member of the Ward County Water Board I attended a seminar sponsored by the North Dakota State Water Commission in 2004. The speakers came from the Alberta Severe Weather Management Society, a program started in 1996 to reduce hail damage in to a large area of ...

Public has a right to know

Bruce Stroklund, Minot Which two facilities in Minot are refusing to be tested? Only other one in the state, per the MDN article this a.m., is in Fargo. I think the community has a right to know if a facility in ‘their” neighborhood is refusing to be tested. The POTUS and the ...

What are people thinking?

Dan Caswell, Minot Regarding the Corona Virus and the quarantine we are and have been under. I wonder just where people’s brains are in today’s world. On the East Coast, a minister died from the virus. Then I heard another minister was suing the state for not letting him have church ...

Weather Mod a costly failure

Tanner Vix, Velva I am a Ward county farmer and taxpayer and I am voting “no” on weather modification. Agriculture is the backbone of our state and local communities and many farmers oppose Weather Modification because it does not prevent hail or enhance rainfall. The farmers who say ...

Thanks to the sanitation workers

Brenda Mosser, Minot There has been so many thanks out to all the first responders and we all sure do appreciate them at this time and always. They go the extra mile when they are needed and many times are taken for granted and brushed off because “that’s their job”. There are so ...

In support of front-line workers

Landis Larson, West Fargo The North Dakota AFL-CIO sends thanks to all of the front-line workers who keep our lives going during this pandemic. They are the ones who really keep this country operating. We have been urging Governor Burgum to follow the AFL-CIO’s “Safety First” plan for ...

Are you serious?

Harold Mellberg, Minot I seriously had to laugh when Council President Jantzer shared his email with Former City Manager Lee Staab. Who in their right mind would not want to come back to Minot and get back on the gravy train for $181,000 or more? You better banish that thought and idea, as ...

It’s time to change … again!

Bob Wetzler, Minot It is so interesting following the actions of the Minot City Council. A little more than three years ago the #MakeMinot group was able to convince folks a change was needed with our city government. They decided fourteen aldermen, representing the seven Wards in Minot was ...

Even WHO now promoting the Sweden Model

Andrew Allis, Granville Now even the World Health Organization, which has gone back and forth with putting out misinformation and then retracting or greatly altering it, needlessly creating panic by its ridiculously exaggerated dire projections of deaths, and whose “experts” have gotten ...

Tourism positioned well to rebound

Sara Otte Coleman, State Tourism Director As we navigate through these challenging times, it’s inspiring to connect with our tourism providers across the state who, despite disappearing visitors and revenue, have continued to tell their stories and connect with their communities and ...

Vote “no” on pie in the sky project

N.D. Sen. Oley Larsen, Minot How do you want your tax dollars spent? Do you want to support necessary county services or a “pie in the sky” project known as the Weather Modification Project? You will be asked on the June 9th Primary ballot, whether to fund 5 more years of Weather ...

Masks are cheap protection

Jerry Hansen, Rural Minot Is there any Humanity left in America? I hope so. I haven’t seen a lot of it lately. People threatening store employees with weapons when they confront them for not wearing a mask or any type of face-covering. Just a simple little mask. People are just not ...

They want your money

Roger Neshem, Berthold Prepare for the propaganda onslaught! In the weeks to come we will be bombarded by special interest money citing all the benefits of weather modification. They will toss out numbers such as 30 to 1 and low costs of 40 cents per acre. They will site studies and ...

What’s Weather Mod cost me?

Ben James, Kenmare Roger Neshem’s comments in the Minot Daily News, April 17 inspired me to investigate what the Weather Modification Program costs me. Thanks to some very helpful people working at the Ward County Auditor’s office and their website, I was able to discover the following. ...

No COVID-19 spike, no curve to flatten

Rep. Dan Ruby, Minot Almost every election year someone makes the comment that I represent my own interests or agendas. After five successful elections, where my voting record is available to anyone and my credentials are clearly listed in campaign materials, the voters decided that they ...