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Letters to the Editor

Helping our new program

Richard Reuer, MinotI just want to say that I'm happy to be one of the volunteers for the new men's shelter program in Minot.I just recently retired from my last place of work last December and I had prayed that a shelter program would open up for the homeless men here in Minot. I was going to ...

Shame on fair board

Christ Schatz, BergenI have been reading all along the articles and issues between the North Dakota State Fair and the Ward County Historical Society and now the State Fair has sued the Historical Society to move off the property. I can honestly say, shame on you manager and members of the ...

Can’t afford the new law

Craig Smith, GarrisonAs a North Dakota small business owner, I have a great deal of concern about the new Health Insurance Tax that was buried within the pages of the Affordable Care Act, instituted to collect $100 billion over the next decade to pay for health care reform. Many companies, ...

Missileers and their duty

Charles Simpson, retired colonel, U.S. Air Force, Breckenridge, Colo.In recent months, you have read a number of stories about the young men and women who conduct the mission of nuclear deterrence. They are the people who operate, maintain, secure and support a force of 450 Minuteman III ...

Yield for emergencies

Richard Weinmann, HarveyTo the citizens of Minot:I am writing about the car accident of Officer Roe and the other car. She was heading to an emergency with the lights going and siren on when she got in the accident.I have been driving 55-plus years and was always told to yield to flashing ...

Baseball team is busy

Michelle Bliven, MinotFebruary is usually a quiet month for the Dream Catchers baseball special needs players except for this February. On Feb. 12, they played floor hockey at Edison with the Minotauros, and the following Sunday they played a baseball game at the MSU dome with the Minot ...

Why does fair need space?

Barbara Bethel, MinotI have been following the law case between Ward County Pioneer Village and the State Fair. I was wondering why the State Fair needs more space. They do not use the All Seasons Arena to its full potential.Why should I travel to Bismarck, which I did this week, Grand Forks or ...

Reducing flaring

Daryl Dukart, Dunn CenterIn North Dakota, our energy fields produce far more value in oil than natural gas in fact, almost 20 times more. However, natural gas production is important from an economic and resource perspective, and we need to be committed to reducing the amount of gas flared in ...

We should save history

Larry Haluska, AnamooseI am grateful for Richard Reuer and Dan Caswell for expressing their views regarding the takeover conflict between the State Fair Board and Pioneer Village, as stated in the Feb. 9 paper. Their views parallel mine.First, why does the State Fair Board want the property ...

Minot is an unsightly city

Dennis E. Klein, MinotWhile reading the letter from the dead loop group, it occurred to me that Minot has bigger problems when it comes to being unsightly. Though I agree they should be cleaned up I don't think they should be removed. In fact I think they add to the landscape and we should find ...

Helping fight against cancer

Ellen Schafer, BismarckThis year in North Dakota, it is estimated that 3,730 people will be diagnosed with cancer. For them, the cuts to cancer research that took place as a result of the sequester last year hit close to home. Because of these cuts, 1,000 fewer people were able to enroll in ...

Concerned about safety

Tammy West, MinotI am concerned about the safety of elementary school children in the Minot School District. As a newcomer to the area, I'm used to my home state's strict policies of drop-off and pick-up for my child. I was shocked to learn no such policy exists in Minot.In the morning, parents ...

Vote ‘no’ on Nedrose plan

Jim Campbell, MinotThe Nedrose Public School sent us election information showing they want to increase our property taxes to pay for their $18 million expansion. This information showed they could get $10 million from the state at 1.5 percent interest and the rest from 4.5 percent bonds. ...

Definition of insanity

Dean Meyer, District 36 Democrat Chairman, DickinsonI've often heard that one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Maybe it is a stretch, but I think that defines our approach to funding infrastructure needs in the Bakken.I was somewhat ...

Thank you, Goehring

Dwight Wrangham, Director, Landowners Association of N.D., BismarckI am writing to thank North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring for his strong stance in protecting our private property rights. The Industrial Commission is currently considering a policy that could significantly ...

Against more property tax

Derald Larson, MinotAnother school bond vote is coming but I do not agree that taxing property is the right way to raise the money. The need is caused by the oil boom in North Dakota and the many children of people who moved to Minot for the jobs. Our state is oil rich from the production tax ...

Vaccine information

Melissa Fettig, First District Health Unit, Immunization Coordinator, MinotMost medical professionals in our community agree that immunizations are one of the greatest advances in modern medicine. We have many immunization providers in our community. Adults and children can receive vaccinations ...

Working together

Kirsten Bakke Diederich, Chair, State Board of Higher Education, FargoLast week's meeting of the State Board of Higher Education demonstrated how the board is focusing its attention on what's really important. It's clear that each member of the board is committed to ensuring that our higher ...

Answer to our prayers

Glory Kramlich, MinotThe article on Feb. 1, with the wonderful picture of our young people from Bishop Ryan and Grand Forks at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., was a joy to see and read about.Truly their cheeks were "like roses and their noses like cherries" on that very chilly day of ...

Why are you in D.C.?

Ronald O.J. Carlson, BismarckDear Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and Representative Kevin Cramer:May I ask why are you in Washington? What is your function(s) as seen through your eyes?I ask cause I no longer understand your roles.President Obama told the Russians to ask Putin to give ...