Letters to the Editor

Great doctor is retiring

Wanpen Couture, MinotAll of his patients should know by now that Dr. Charles Swenson is retiring in June. This is causing much anxiety, nervousness and frustration concerning who his replacement will be and if he/she will be as competent, thorough, caring and as warm as he. After working very ...

Forgotten owners

Gerald Fredriksen, MinotWhy have property owners on the north side of Rice Lake been forgotten since mid-June 2011?You have pumped water uphill into a well-known aquifer to the northeast. This water, due to its huge volume above Rice Lake, causes overpressured underground rivers and springs to ...

Devils Lake issues remain

Richard Betting, Valley City"Lake Ashtabula full. Baldhill Dam under water."If that were the newspaper headline yesterday, people downstream on the Sheyenne would probably already have suffered a 1,000-year flood event. They would also be worried about other floods to follow. But since Devils ...

Williston has bright future

James Bervig, WillistonFor the past five years, we have all been participants in the largest oil boom to occur in northwest North Dakota. All indications point to a long-term stay for businesses and families, as well as ongoing national interest in Williston.I am extremely proud of Williston's ...

Let’s clean up Minot

Christopher R. Carlson, MinotOn my way to my favorite fishing hole just this past Saturday, I saw lots and lots of garbage that littered the streets of Minot. I cannot believe that this is happening to our city, it just makes me upset. Why can't people dispose of their garbage in the proper ...

Tourney was great success

Bob Daws, MinotLiving a Dream is exactly what more than 500 young athletes were doing April 13-14 and April 20-21 at Bishop Ryan High School. Young athletes from North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and Saskatchewan joined their teams to participate in the Andrew Crockett Memorial Basketball ...

Change can be rewarding

Jerry Effertz, VelvaGrowth and progress in a thriving community, very often are both inconvenient and expensive. Such are the circumstances facing the Ward County Historical Society and the North Dakota State Fair.Having served on the board of the North Dakota State Fair Association for more ...

Forgotten owners

Gerald Fredriksen, MinotWhy have property owners on the north side of Rice Lake been forgotten since mid-June 2011?You have pumped water uphill into a well-known aquifer to the northeast. This water, due to its huge volume above Rice Lake, causes overpressured underground rivers and springs to ...

Disturbed by Benghazi

Clayton Kleppen, ColumbusI think it is time to stop the chatter about if they covered up facts about the Benghazi incident. It is obvious they have lied about the facts. I feel "they" means President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jay Carney and a few others. It seems we have too many foxes watching ...

Standard procedure

Odd Lauren Osteroos, BurlingtonIt has become obvious this week that standard operating procedure for Obama and his administration is a consists of Chicago-like mobster activities including intimidation, harassment, cronyism, and sordid means. We have not seen such a concerted effort to destroy ...

Unintended consequences

Del Snavely, CrosbyThe smoking ban for bars has had unintentional consequences, or were they?As a bar owner I am trying to recover from the smoking ban on bars. Not because people can't smoke in my bar anymore, but because of all the "extras" in the law that make it impossible for me to make ...

Honoring the Lord

Robert Tatum, EllendaleWhat a difference God can make in two years. It is a wonderful thing to see the Lord Jesus Christ work out His plan through our own North Dakota Legislature.For two years I have been asking the Lord to remake the Senate with enough true believers in God to support the ...

Build center elsewhere

Bud and Kathy Wessman, GarrisonIt is our opinion that the North Dakota State Fair Board is trying to have its way about a project which, although it would bring people and tourist dollars to the area, could be built elsewhere on fairground property, or elsewhere in the city.Why in the world do ...

What does future hold?

Taylor Brorby, MinneapolisThe Minneapolis Star Tribune recently ran an article about a hot topic in my home state: the oil boom occurring in North Dakota. Known for its relatively low population, Enchanted Highway, and agricultural way of life, North Dakota, particularly the northwest corner of ...

Middle East full of irony

Ron Carlson, BismarckIsn't it terribly ironic that Israel, the Jewish Nation, has done more for the Syrian Muslim rebels than the rest of the wold combined? They have struck downtown Damascus. Thank you, Netanyahu! Israel assisting and supporting a Muslim movement, for no doubt their own ...

Egg bill good for everyone

Monique Nadeau, MinotWith all the divisive battles and partisan bickering in Washington, here is something positive that all the major stakeholders agree on: S. 820 will improve the treatment of egg-laying hens, and providing a stable and secure future for egg farmers. That's why the bill is ...

Undraining a wetland?

Galen Peterson, MaxbassThis is a response to the article "Undraining the Prairie" that was in The Minot Daily News on April 27. You cannot undrain something that hasn't been drained. If you drive across the state, in most areas, you will see numerous of wetlands every mile that you drive. Very ...

The height of hypocrisy

Ray Schwarz, MinotThis letter is in response to the two letters on April 28, by Kelly Hogness of Grand Forks and Brad Mills of Jamestown. They both were criticizing the Republican governor and Legislature for passing anti-abortion bills rather than supporting young children and gun control. ...

Change is never easy

Hamid Shirvani, Chancellor, North Dakota University System, BismarckChange is never easy as it forces us to leave our comfort zone, but in today's world, change is a requirement for success. Without it, there is no incentive to innovate, no new technology, and no recognition of shifting ...

Minot’s first post office

Mark Berg, MinotIn the issue for Tuesday, in the article dealing with the V-12 program at Minot State University during World War II (pp. C1, C2), it is stated that the location of the current Taube Museum was where "the town's first post office" was situated. Not so. The first post office was ...