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Letters to the Editor

Bait and switch

Linda Carter, Minot Here we go again. Last year Jason Sorenson told the City Council that a recycling program would cost the taxpayers about $4 more on their water bill. People responded unfavorably of adding another charge on their bill. Now this week Sorenson told the City Council ...

Don’t silence Natives

Lisa DeVille, Mandaree Native communities have very few opportunities to voice our concern about major projects such as drilling, highways, pipelines right-of-ways, and industrial waste sites in our backyard. Yet the Trump Administration is trying to remove the few opportunities we do ...

New name not a fix

Dylan Hennessy The article “Sexual avoidance course returns to Minot” published on January 29 is prompting a program that has been proven by multiple studies to fail our children. Abstinence-only now has a new name: “sexual risk avoidance” – however, a new name doesn’t fix the ...

Take a lesson from Norway

Mike Williams, Fargo Great to hear from Gov. Doug Burgum in the 2020 State of the Union message that North Dakota’s Legacy Fund is growing, now at $6.8 billion. He mentioned that Norway’s Sovereign Fund is over $1 trillion. We discovered this when I traveled with a group of leaders ...

New lunch policy: we can do better

Deven Mantz, Minot I noticed the Minot School Board came out with a new updated lunch policy and wanted to share it. The more I think about it the more it bugs me. So here’s the gist: 1) If a child has a negative lunch balance of $15 or more, they will be served a PB&J sandwich every ...

Unlawful taking of mineral rights goes on

Bill Thomas, Williston In the 1950s the federal government, anticipating Lake Sakakawea and the flooding of private lands in western North Dakota, conducted extensive surveys and appraisals along the Missouri River to base the purchase of millions of dollars worth of land to be flooded. ...