Letters to the Editor

No link between violent video games and violence

Phil Weigel, Minot In the August 1st newspaper, there was an editorial cartoon that depicted a gun with the bullet magazine being a video game controller, trying to tie video games to mass shootings and violence in youth. Can we stop this lie? Right now? While I’m certain that no one ...

Coffee with a Cop a success

Aaron Moss, Roger Hutchinson, Greg Johnson, Aaron Bowles and Ann Millerbernd, FOP-Souris Valley Regional Lodge #7, Executive Board On Thursday, August 1, area law enforcement officers joined with Starbucks Coffee Company at 1340 South Broadway in Minot to host another Coffee with a Cop event. ...

Impeach him already

Rhonda Bjertness, Minot I watched former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress (last month). During his testimony, he confirmed the results of his investigation: 37 indictments, at least 7 convictions and guilty pleas, and more than 10 episodes of obstruction of justice by ...

Back the HERO Act

Terrence Williams, Bottineau Emergency medical responders and firefighters are routinely eyewitnesses to scenes of catastrophic incidents involving severe injuries, tragic loss of human life and property loss. The cumulative effects of these exposures on emergency personnel may result in ...

Proposed senior community raises questions

Linda Carter, Minot I have a few things to say about the recent article about a Senior Community to be built by some developer from Minnesota. My first reaction was WHY? Retired seniors generally go to Florida or Arizona thus the many senior living communities. I haven’t heard of ...

Why all the hate?

Adie Bonebrake, Minot I’m not surprised in the slightest, but I am appalled. Steve Moen wrote a letter two weeks ago in regards to the LGBTQ+ community, and how our congressional delegates haven’t drank any of the LGBTQ+ “Kool-Aid.” So first off, I’m disappointed that a letter ...

Gun industry puts profit before people

Brad Mills, Jamestown In the wake of yet another wave of mass shootings, there are the usual reactions. Calls for stricter gun control on the left, and asinine childish cliches from the right. The truth is, these mass shootings are beneficial to the weapons and ammo industry. Every weapon ...

Who killed this young man?

Bob Timm, Minot Every obituary is a loss or even a tragedy. It was sad to read about a young man in the obituaries in a late July issue of the Minot Daily News. This was a very promising and talented young man. My hat is off to the family for openly calling attention to the fact that this ...

Cloud seeding a costly waste

Roger Neshem, Berthold My name is Roger E. Neshem. I have served on the Ward County Weather Modification Board since 2017. I farm with my wife, Jen, near Berthold along with running a seed business. When I was appointed to the Board, I conducted research on weather modification on my own ...

Leftists cry and scream

Phil Weigel, Minot So recently California governor Mr. Newsom signed into law that if a politician does not release 5-plus years of tax returns that they cannot be on the ballot in California. Not just local or government level, but even national elections. This is wrong for several ...

City mismanagement continues

Nancy Bommelman, Minot So let’s talk gathering space. I don’t understand why we have to buy land and buildings from people downtown to build a gathering space. Some of the buildings aren’t worth what they want for them. All the information that I have gathered at the Register of Deeds ...

Fill the Boot a success

Jon Hanson, Minot A big thank you to the people of Minot for their continued support during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign, furthering the mission of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It was another amazing year raising over $31,000, and it wouldn’t be possible without the ...

Call for support of Weather Modification Project

Jerome Behm Burlington This is an open letter to the citizens of Ward County to alert all of you to the fact that the Weather Modification Project is in jeopardy. As a life long farmer-rancher and Ward County resident all of this is of grave concern to me. As long as my livelihood depends ...

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 ...