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Letters to the Editor

More about sweeteners

Sana Keller, MinotIn reference to a recent article on artificial sweeteners in the Wellness section of The Minot Daily News, I would like to provide additional information on this very important topic. The article begins with the comment, "There is a lot of information and misinformation about ...

A tragic accident

Bob Timm, MinotIt was really sad to see the spectacle, or should I say circus, made of the tragic killing of that once magnificent moose on Thursday morning in north Minot. If citations were not filed against the driver of the vehicle responsible I believe there should have been. Some facts to ...

Taking away our rights

Steven Barron, MinotMy wife and I relocated from Washington State and have been trying to get established in our new community. We give money to local charities, from local schools to the veterans' groups and the fire department, and we want to be as involved in the community as possible. As a ...

New tax concerns

Warren Schneider, BottineauAs a small business owner, I am afraid that the 2014 "Health Insurance Tax" will have a devastating impact on local companies, especially in a community like mine. We need to stop this unfair tax before it goes into effect. Many of us are already stretched to the ...

Feds abusing authority

Thomas Beck, CarringtonWhy are we allowing the federal government make the American people into their slaves?Consider the founders of this nation, deeply mistrusted the federal government. They saw a limited need for federal government, so in the United States Constitution they clearly stated ...

Loans still available

Rep. Scott Louser, District 5, MinotDuring the last session, legislators were asked to consider many proposals to help the flood victims from the summer of 2011. The special session in November 2011 gave the assembly the opportunity to create Home Rebuilder's Loan Program through the Bank of ...

Defund Obamacare

Steven Moen, MinotA prophetic quote from Nikita Khrushchev, former leader of the Soviet Union, dated Sept. 29 1959: "Your children's children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright; but we'll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism ...

City of Minot does not have a surplus

Cindy K. Hemphill, MinotIn the Sunday Minot Daily News a letter to the editor asked the following question: "Why does city have a surplus?" There is only one answer - the city does not have a surplus.As the finance director for the City, I have firsthand knowledge on the finances of the city. ...

Bond request would be burden

M L Berg, MinotOne of the first bond issues voted upon by the people of Minot took place in July 1888. The issue at hand then was the installation of a public waterworks system, and voters were called upon to approve bonds for $8,000. However, when votes were cast on July 3, the money was not ...

Color Dash was a success

Natasha Christianson, MinotGive360, a giving circle within the Minot Area Community Foundation, recently held The Color Dash 5k at Roosevelt Park in Minot. Participants who came out for the dash experienced running/walking through colorful powder clouds at each kilometer, pre-race music, a ...

Lots of questions about schools

Donald Kinney, MinotWhy does "build a new elementary school in southeast Minot" sound like what was voted down a few years ago?How many people believe when Supt. Mark Vollmer said "If there was no need to build the (second 9-12) high school, we wouldn't build the high school." The plans are to ...

Too much focus on keeping guns

Cody Stanley, Grand ForksOnce again, tragically, it is the day after another mass shooting, and all the Second Amendment fanatics care about are their guns. Never mind all the people that were killed. Making sure you have a device used to kill, that's what's important, and the best way to be of ...

Walk deserved some coverage

Audrey Wirtz, KenmareMy husband and I, along with a number of friends and family members, took part in the "Out of the Darkness" walk at Roosevelt Park on Sept. 7. This walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which is the leading not-for-profit national organization ...

Winning war against weeds

Lianne Zeltinger, MinotI would like to thank Mayor Curt Zimbelman for hearing the cry from the valley. He knew who to contact to get the ball rolling. I also would like to thank the gals, Tessa Sandstorm from the North Dakota Petroleum Council and Katie Haarsager from Enbridge, who worked ...

Why does city have surplus?

Joan Hawbaker, MinotDear City Council:Would you please answer me why we have a "budgeted surplus" for 2013 of $100,674,779 when just four years ago, we had a surplus of only $15,585,097? Even with the flood two years ago, which seemed to be so expensive for the city, how only two years later do ...

City should explain budget

Bill Treckman, MinotDid I miss something?Back last spring, as the North Dakota Legislature was wrapping up, we saw our elected state legislators telling us how they had passed property tax relief and state educational aid legislation to reduce the property tax burden on all North Dakotans.Fast ...

Let’s keep it local?

Ronald Burleson, MinotI wonder who was behind "Let's keep it local." I bet we all can answer that right now. Just think if that passed we would not be arguing about this. They would be sending their budget to Bismarck and they would be sending it back to them. There would not be any cops or ...

Blame for the sequestration

Marty Graner, MinotThis letter is to address Cody Stanley of Grand Forks' note blaming the Republicans for the sequestration. Look back, Cody, and you will find that Mr. Obama was the person who pushed the sequestration.Also the idea that we are not taking care of the poor in our state is not ...

Let’s renew old rivalry

Dave St. Peter, Minneapolis, Minn.Wow! That might be the best word to properly describe the efforts of the North Dakota State University football team in Manhattan, Kan., last Friday night. My three sons and I had the privilege of watching most of the Bison's historic win vs. Kansas State and ...

State should help the poor

Cody Stanley, Grand ForksJesus said to help the needy. We have many poor folks in North Dakota-over 80,000 people in our own state live below the poverty line. Luckily, with a $1.6 billion surplus, we have the resources to help them, as we were taught to do.But during the last legislative ...