Letters to the Editor

DMV difficulties

Lloyd Kvam Minot During a recent visit to the Department of Motor Vehicle it took two days to get my license transferred from another state. The whole process could have been done in less than two hours during the first day that I was there. Signage, I believe, is the key. People need to ...

Road maintenance suggestion

Chris Baker Minot We always seem to be wring our hands trying to figure out how to pay for road maintenance. May I suggest that, since all retail, local and internet, arrives at destination via roads, their maintenance should be funded by sales taxes. Good roads are more important to ...

Avoiding the ‘Kool Aid’

Steven Moen Minot I am extremely glad and grateful that our congressional delegation still represents the vast majority of North Dakotans and haven’t drunk any of the LBGTQ Kool Aid. Why should they toss 75% of the population, Christians, under the bus to kowtow to the misguided wishes ...

Great job Souris Valley

Robert Teets Minot Kudos to Souris Valley Golf Course. Although it has been legal to sell beer at 11 a.m. on Sundays for a least five years. While all other local courses sell at 11 a.m., Souris Valley has not bowed under pressure and staunchly refuses to sell beer until noon. I admire ...

Democrats losing their way

Dora Diepolder Rugby I am troubled. My parents were farmers in the “dirty ‘30s.’ The values of the Democratic Party of F.D.R. saved them and many others. For many years, those values were my values and they still are. But now we have a dramatic change. We have a Democratic Party ...

All Minot mail goes to Bismarck

Shelly Hanson Postmaster, Minot The recent letter to the editor, “Mail for Minot” expressed concern for a piece of local mail that was postmarked in Bismarck. The letter writer was unaware that since 2015 all the area mail has been processed and sorted in Bismarck. While some large ...

Oil development needs a plan

Laura Anhalt Bismarck “Their opinion of beauty is, ‘This wasn’t here 200 years ago, and I don’t want to see it now.’ But that is not reality.” This is what Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said regarding rampant oil development near the delicate Little Missouri River. This ...

Apply some common sense

Rhonda Francis Minot Let’s spend money where it does some good. If you want to spend intown dollars, some of the vacant buildings downtown could be used for low income housing. Or, St. Joe’s for a rehab center for the incarcerated and those that have addictions. All you have to build ...

Celebrate independence – and the economy

Roscoe Streyle Minot As our country celebrates its 243rd birthday, America’s economy is soaring, set to exceed $21 trillion for the first time this year, while its international strength has never been better. Much of the success is due to the advancements in shale oil discovered in North ...

Keeping up with the Maxes

Bob Ziegler Minot Please tell me again why we need to spend money on a “gathering space?” Is it because Max has one and we need to keep up with Max? I hear that Trenton is painting their fire plugs blue, and Minto has pine trees for sale.

Pardon any inconvenienes

Highway 52 Committee On behalf of the Highway 52 committee, we would like to commend the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) for listening to our concerns about the Highway 52 Corridor and then taking action to improve the safety and capacity on this stretch of roadway. We ...

Pluses to grow your own

Chris Baker Minot I am against legalizing pot, however, if it is legalized it should be grow your own and use it where you grow it, give it away, or sell it out of the state. No selling within ND. No making ND a complete slave purchaser at the end of the distribution chain for yet another ...

Mail for Minot

There has been a running discussion in the past couple of years about whether or not mail being posted for the Minot area is or is not being sent to Bismarck for processing and then being returned here for delivery. On local television newscasts I have seen, postal officials have claimed that ...

Get involved with the fight against Alzheimer’s

Nikki Wegner Mandan As June, Alzheimer’s Brain Awareness Month is coming to an end I want to remind you that Alzheimer’s disease is especially prevalent here in ND. Nationwide, more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s, including 200,000 people who are below the age of ...

Fixing Legislature’s errors

Ralph Muecke Gladstone Tis the season for legislative referrals: Fa-la-la-la-la. That’s right. There are currently three referrals of new laws passed by our wonderful, citizen, RINO (Republican in name only), controlled Legislature and signed into law by our RINO governor. It’s a ...

Cease federal taxation of Social Security

Austin Gillette White Shield I read with great interest the opinion article 6/16/19 regarding the State of North Dakota taxing Social Security payments. I agree all Social Security benefits should be tax free. It is not every day I agree with the opinion of the Minot Daily. We who receive ...

Save Anne Street Bridge

Logan Vettel Minot Have you ever noticed the long wooden bridge towering over the railroad tracks? Ever wondered its name, how old it is, and have you ever walked it? Well, I have, and I want to tell you about the Anne Street Bridge and its importance to the community. Anne Street ...

City doesn’t need Trinity property

Tony Allex Minot I am writing to voice my concern about the Trinity properties that will be abandoned by Trinity when the new hospital is complete. It was recently in the news that the City of Minot was looking into what could be done with the properties. It is my opinion and the opinion ...

Godfread fighting fraud

Paul Owens Fargo Can you imagine staging an accident to place blame on an innocent driver, and then abusing insurance policies to make a buck? Sounds like a lot of work for a not-so-quick payout, when there are plenty of available jobs in North Dakota! But sure enough, it’s insurance ...

ND delegation doesn’t back LGBTQ

Daniel Scott Minot In just the past few months, Republicans from across the country, emboldened by their President, have made one horrible comment after another regarding the rights of LGBTQ people. Right wing zealot Mike Huckabee said LGBTQ rights are the “greatest threat” to ...