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Letters to the Editor

None of their business

Henry Bodmer, Kenmare This week Ward County sent out the proposed property tax levies for 2021. While most of the line items such as the school levy, township levy, city levy, and so forth were about the same as last year, the proposed county levy is a whopping 18% increase. While just ...

Food help extends to military members

Melissa Sobolik, Great Plains Food Bank CEO At the Great Plains Food Bank we believe that everyone should have the food they need to be healthy and successful, and that our communities and our country are strongest when everyone has enough to eat. While hunger hides in plain sight, one ...

School bond issue needed

Kristi Reinke, Minot Thank you to the Minot Public School District board for moving forward with the proposed bond referendum. As a teacher, I know the importance of having proper learning spaces for our students. Currently, the middle school I teach at has 14 classrooms utilizing ...

Unjust, unfair, and un-American

Jenna Vanhorne, Steele SB 8 recently went into effect in Texas and is the most dangerous abortion legislation in our nation’s history. It strips away access to our constitutionally protected right of having a safe and legal abortion. This law is a full-scale assault on patients, health ...

It’s too late baby…

Dan Reinhard, Minot I heard a political news commentator state: ‘in the 2020 election there were only two blocks of voters, those that voted for Trump and those that voted against him.” I believe that to be true. I’ve also heard many voters during the election campaign, especially the ...

Help or get out of the way

Bob Wolf, Minot We need to take time this Labor Day weekend and think about the working people that this holiday is supposed to celebrate. Our democracy is under threat from a host of anti-worker positions: from inequality, from the dismantling of worker’s rights, from attacks on voting ...