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Letters to the Editor

Three simple rules

Gene Nygaard Crosby The White House announced that the federal government is to continue paying the full cost of National Guard aid in fighting the coronavirus in two states: Florida and Texas. When asked why just those two states, the White House reply was that they were the only ones ...

What’s really on your grill?

Tyler Stafslien Ryder Have you fired up your barbecue grill, lately? What did you cook? If you are anything like me, your protein of choice when grilling is beef. My family and I look forward to our weekly steak night which, if the mosquitoes aren’t overly annoying, we eat at our table on ...

A proper escort

Ron Bergman The Bottineau County Veterans Only in small hometown USA can someone be shown the respect and honor they deserve after a lifetime of service in uniform. On July 22nd, Lyle Lunde, accompanied by family members left his home in Bottineau to take up residence at the North Dakota ...

How ND will use federal funds

House Majority Leader Chet Pollert Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner As we look ahead to fall and to the start of the 2021 legislative session, we would like to update the public on the incredible work being done to support North Dakota’s citizens and businesses during this difficult ...

It’s time to get cancer screenings ‘back on the books’

Mikey Hoeven Bismarck This spring, millions of Americans were advised to put routine medical appointments on hold to conserve health care resources for patients with COVID-19 and limit potential exposure to the virus. Now, health care experts are asking you to return. As a member of the ...

Minot Public Library adapts in pandemic

David Leite Minot The Friends of the Minot Public Library members offer gratitude to the Minot Library Director, Janet Anderson, and her staff for operating during Covid19. While other libraries in the state remained closed, Minot’s Library staff adapted and quickly found a way to serve ...

School re-openings in North Dakota

Karen R. Sanderson, Minot I do not think schools should open in North Dakota. We shut them down in the spring when we had zero deaths in the state. Now we have over 90 dead and 5,126 positives, and we are talking about re-opening. Dumb. I would support a teachers’ strike, and I will march ...

Thanks to Minot Public Library

Friends of the Minot Public Library Board members The Friends of the Minot Public Library members offer gratitude to the Minot Library Director, Janet Anderson, and her staff for operating during Covid19. While other libraries in the state remained closed, Minot’s Library staff adapted and ...

Measure sponsors disingenuous

Trent Barkus, West Fargo In the recent letter by Lois Ivers Altenburg, she presents what appears to be a summary of Measure 3 being brought to us by the North Dakota Voters First (NDVF). She discussed four of the five components conveniently omitting the most onerous – changing how we vote ...

Please let science and medicine lead the discussion

Faye Seidler, Moorhead, Minn. In the last few months we’ve been hearing about trans youth from individuals with huge platforms such as Jk Rowlings or Joe Rogan. Recently we’ve seen the North Dakota Republican Party approve their platform with statements stating queer compulsions are ...

Disappointed in North Dakota Voters First

Jacob Stutzman, Fargo I’m writing to express my extreme displeasure of North Dakota Voters First inappropriate and insulting use of active military personnel in their campaign to change the North Dakota Constitution. Let me explain. In their measure, they include five changes, and ...

Thanks to Minot police

Gregg Smith, Minot July 17th was one of the worst days of my life. My dad had a rough week, we were in and out of the ER twice that Tuesday and Wednesday. It turned out he had some kind of a urinary tract infection. In the hospital they gave him IV antibiotics and pain meds and sent us ...

Class of 2020 was unique

Amy Neal, Minot As summer is flying by and school plans are being made for fall, I would like to give another shout out to the Class of 2020. I would venture to guess that most people do not realize these students are important to the history of education in North Dakota. Most of the ...

Oh My Goodness…

Wanda Kalamaha, Minot Today I read that Ward County has 13 new cases of Covid-19. Last evening in downtown Minot there was a Fair Food Festival where a gathering of many people could enjoy fair food and support vendors who have lost business. There was fun and enjoyment along with a huge ...

Support HEROES Act

Landis Larson, West Fargo While Mitch McConnell has been inexcusably dragging his feet on passing the next round of much needed coronavirus relief, I urge Senators Hoeven and Cramer to support the HEROES Act as it was passed by the House in May. As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc ...

Ike’s dream for us

Jim Maxson, Minot In January of 1961, I was in the eighth grade in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. A new president had just been elected. A Republican president was being replaced by a Democratic president. It was not a perfect world then either. The Southeast conference was not yet ...

Brighter future with One Brand

Stephanie Schoenrock, L. John MacMartin What’s the best way to showcase all that Minot has to offer? It’s an important question to ask because the answer means attracting and retaining businesses, growing the economy and ultimately improving the quality of life in the city. It’s also a ...

DAPL decision sends wrong message to business developers

Arik Spencer, President and CEO Greater North Dakota Chamber The Greater North Dakota Chamber stands with industry leaders and elected officials across our country speaking against the decision made by U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg. His ruling to stop and drain the Dakota Access ...

Yes to reopening schools

Troy Johnson, Williston I would like to respond to the poll in the Saturday paper. Should schools reopen this fall. The answer is yes!. Otherwise I want the state and county and city to lower my property taxes. I suggest that every month schools are closed,our property tax should be broken ...

We need a special session

Ross Keys, Bismarck In late April, a number of organizations in North Dakota joined together to call upon our state’s elected leaders to address a variety of needs resulting from the impacts of Covid-19. These proposals, known as WE STAND Together, recommend policies in core issue areas to ...