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Letters to the Editor

All creatures cold and compromised

Mark Kraft, Deering Farmers and ranchers, now that we here in North Dakota are going into the worst part of winter after a terrible summer, please let me ask of you. Please keep an eye on your neighbor and their livestock, including horses and dogs. For some, it’s going to be hard to feed ...

Operation Christmas Child a success

Dana Williams, Operation Christmas Child, Boone, N.C. I am writing to thank Minot residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Minot and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a ...

Better think again

Karen Elliot, Minot Do Kelly Armstrong, Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven think that Trump — once he’s removed, disgraced, and running from the law — is going to give them even one backward glance? If so, they’d better think again. Have they noticed how he says “I don’t know ...

God bless the Minot PD

Harold Mellberg, Minot Our PD needs our citizens and business owners support more than ever My hat is off to the Minot Police Department. As a lifelong resident who has been here I can only say thank you for your excellent service for the citizens and businesses of Minot. Rest assured that ...

Needs or wants

Dean Somerville, Minot This topic covers many issues when it comes to spending money, in this case, the taxpayer’s money. I am addressing a new City Hall. The City now operates with about 15,000 sq. ft. that includes the council chambers. The City now determines it needs 44,700 sq. ft. ...

Kindness was appreciated

Richard Reuer, Minot On Saturday, Jan. 11, Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group was holding their steering committee meeting at the Homesteaders. As the six of us were gathering together to enjoy breakfast together and to start another year off with bringing our breakfast group ...

Raising the tobacco purchase age is a good step forward for prevention

Dr. Eric Johnson, Grand Forks I have a long history of working in tobacco prevention and control in North Dakota, and recently I’ve had many ask about the new age 21 tobacco legislation. Here’s what I can tell you based on what I know: Although tobacco initiation is a “choice,” ...

Observations of good, bad, ugly

Cindy Sessions, Minot The Good: Adidas making football cleats out of recycled plastic bottles, Trinity embracing the National Maternal Health Campaign, the Safe Kids Coalition and the Weigh 2 Change program. And how about their progress on that fantastic looking new hospital? Also, Tide ...

Trump not “digging up dirt”

Jim Geiger, Minot I would like to comment on the article on December 7-8 written by Tammy Caldwell of Minot. I am always amazed at the amount of misinformation there is floating around our world today. President Trump was not “digging up dirt” about a potential political opponent. He ...

Hoeven and Cramer will acquit

Steve Moen, Minot Welcome to 2020; the year Trump gets elected by a landslide and the Democrats lose the House. Things are good, the stock market is roaring, unemployment is at historic lows; there are more jobs than people to fill them, new trade deals are being done, the #1 terrorist in ...

No abuse of power

Dr. Linda Blackston Marsh, Bottineau Republicans have a four-point defense of President Trump that destroys the Democrats allegations of abuse of power. The Democrats are accusing Trump of shaking down Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky by withholding aid and demanding announcement of ...

What will the city do now?

Gail Reiten, Minot The closure of Kalix Recycling is going to affect Minot’s landfill, which is already rapidly approaching capacity. Does the City government have any plans to implement the promised curb-side recycling pickup ASAP? Has the City considered subsidizing Kalix until ...

Holiday meals were a blessing

Liz Kinlaw, Jessica Ackerman Minot Minot’s local churches, non-profit organizations, businesses, and community members came together once again on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Days to provide an afternoon for folks to enjoy a warm meal, respite, and holiday cheer. Yes, holiday meals ...

Random act of kindness at Walmart

S.W. Faydo, Minot On December 31, 2019, I was shopping at Walmart. When I came to check out, for an unknown reason, my credit card would not authorize payment. All of a sudden, a young lady came up and paid for my purchase. I asked for her name and address so that I could repay her. She ...

Advice for Hoeven and Cramer

James Moos, Streeter Dear Senators Hoeven and Cramer: I hope you have enjoyed this sacred season with your families. Soon you will return to our nation’s capital to fulfill the duties that we the people of North Dakota entrust you with. One of those duties will be the Senate trial of our ...

History lesson for Hoeven and Cramer

Richard Budd, York The time has come to ask Mr. Hoeven and Mr. Cramer if they intend to honor their constitutional duty or not. The House has done their constitutional duty to impeach the president. To me the facts are clear, but the Senate must decide. This impeachment has brought us to a ...

Hold your church leaders accountable

Andrew Allis, Minot Let churches consider using the response to the shooter at West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas during their Sunday morning worship on Dec. 29 as a paradigm for all churches going forward. This will be one way to make sure the two parishioners who lost their lives that ...

Thanks for helping

Richard Reuer, Minot Thank you again Minot and those in the surrounding areas for making the 6th Annual Wreaths Across America hosted by Minot Civil Air Patrol – Magic City Composite Squadron. This year you have helped sponsor over 1,300 wreaths and this year our Magic City was able to ...

Congressional delegation helping rural communities

Josh Kramer, North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives Washington politics have become so polarized that it can be tough for Democrats and Republicans to come together to tackle big challenges. But that’s exactly what happened recently on Capitol Hill thanks to dedicated ...

Enjoyed Community Christmas Meal

Scott Burlingame, Minot My family and I had the opportunity to spend part of our Christmas volunteering, along with over 100 others, at the Community Christmas Meal. As I looked at the folks in the room, I saw a combination of those who were unable to travel for the holiday, those who had ...