Letters to the Editor

Mail delivery needs improvement

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 ...

Legislators came through

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Little return from tax dollars

Arnold Semchenko Minot I am writing about our poor roads on 30th St. from 37th Avenue to 54th Avenue. The road is only 1/2 a mile from the new Trinity Hospital creating a lot of dust from this area. Over 200 cars travel on this every day and one week after blading, it is like driving on ...

Hit the road

Hal Gershman Grand Forks As the SBHE starts contemplating the next search committee for yet another president of the University of North Dakota I respectfully submit a suggestion: travel to do face-to-face interviews with persons who work with the candidates to get a true sense of their ...

Shop local

Wayne Rowe Minot According to discussions of the Mayor and City Council reported by the newspaper - Sales Tax has become an issue. This issue goes hand in hand with a previous letter I submitted. It is very difficult to start a business in North Dakota. To take it one step further Minot ...

Let’s make it harder

Duane Stahl Valley City Are we willing to surrender independence and sovereignty? Recently, Mexico passed a progressive labor reform bill, bringing the U.S. closer to ratifying the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). This could lead to a North American Union (NAU), just as ...

Legislature controls performance audits

Rosco Streyle Minot The proposal to amend some of the ND State Auditors powers came from the Legislature. It stemmed directly from concerns about the Auditor shifting general fund dollars to his own budget through performance audits. The Auditor also sought huge increases in his budget ...

Losing free speech

Mark Nichols Crosby Winter is over with! Right? I took to social media to share my feelings on the cost of electric heat and how expensive it is. As I shared my post with different groups did the social media system want me to confirm why I am sharing the same post. After I responded to ...

Facebook knows who you are

Phil Weigel Minot In the past, I have written about Social Media Censorship and how those of us who don’t conform to the leftist ideology can be labeled as “deplorable.” Sadly, my fears have come to pass. On May 3rd of 2019, Facebook announced the bannings of several high-profile ...

Trump not above the law

Brad Mills Jamestown In response to Mark Knudtson’s letter titled “Crucify him! Impeach him!,” it’s incredibly unfortunate that political ideology has completely taken over truth and facts in this country. It’s equally unfortunate that someone would actually compare the ...

Can’t stand leftists

Phil Weigel Minot I honestly can’t stand leftists. When I talk about leftists, I don’t mean the average liberal. There are liberals I watch from time to time such as Bill Maher, Tim Pool, Carl Benjamin or Dave Rubin and while I disagree with them on some policy positions, I know for a ...

Do they really care?

Chris Strand Mandan In a recent article by the AP, we were reminded that the National Parks Conservation Association is yet again appealing the Permit to Construct for the Davis Refinery in court. While it is clear now that this is just another attempt to slow down the project, one that ...

Medora library a bad investment

Wayne Rowe Minot I did a search on Governor Burgum (and) through that search I found a couple of items defining what our state congress decided just recently. I hope a high number of people see how ridiculous our state government really is. The first Bill that I will mention is a promise ...

Support the fight to end Alzheimer’s

Megan Rupe Minot Imagine – every person living in Minot has Alzheimer’s, is living with another form of dementia and/or is a caregiver of someone with the disease. That’s 47,000+ people. Sounds like an intro to a strange plot to a new prime time TV special but it will be a reality for ...

Crucify Him! Impeach him!

Mark Knudtson Harvey, ND As Christians we have just been through the trials of Lent, the sorrow of Good Friday and the celebration of Easter Sunday. In the Passion of Christ the Gospel explains how the chief priests, elders and scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus and kill him. ...

Kudos to the county historical society

Kathy Fimreite Minot I would like to recognize and thank the past and present boards of the Ward County Historical Society. I don’t think many people realize the hard work they have done the last several years. They (and often their families) and volunteers have put in work above and ...