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Letters to the Editor

Minot’s pretty mess

Nancy Bommelman, Minot So let me get this straight. The city is going to pay Rolac almost a million dollars to put a roof on the parking garages, and if the city wants later, can tear it off and build apartments above them? This was in the Minot Daily News on August 20th. So why put a ...

Close Central Avenue ramp

David F. Johnson, Minot When does it end? Our City Council is in the process of awarding an almost one million bid to fix leaky roofs on the clown town parking ramps? My thoughts are to shutter the North Ramp completely. If and when the city booms then reopen. Now my thoughts on where the ...

It’s a, a (fill in the blank)

Michael Armstrong, Tolleson Arizona Okay, serious inquiry here. In this day and age people have seemingly taken to liking the idea of “gender reveal” celebrations. Fine by me. But I’ve got to ask, from a couple parallel directions, how do they know? If you ask the feminists, ...

Just wondering

Tom Slorby, Minot How did the Republican party go from the party of Abraham Lincoln to the party of Donald Trump?

Time to rethink Newsweek

Phil Weigel, Minot What I’m about to write is disturbing and quite frankly, I cannot believe that we have to have this conversation. On Wednesday, August 21st, Newsweek published an article stating that it was time to rethink cannibalism. Quoting psychologists Jared Piazza and Neil ...

Natives were shortchanged by pipeline

Fintan Dooley, Bismarck Energy Transfer owes the Natives an Oil Pipeline Transit Fee and the State of North Dakota the cost of policing the protestors’ camps. Mandan shames itself by accepting Energy Transfer money. North Dakota slanders Native Title by suing the federal government ...

Predictable reaction to mass shootings

Phil Weigel, Minot Another mass shooting, another call for “Assault Weapons” to be banned. Never mind that the term has no meaning. Never mind that all fully automatic weapons in the U.S. are illegal to own, other than under special circumstances and all fully automatic weapons in the ...

Again, why a gathering space?

Bob Ziegler, Minot Once again, your stories cause me to ask the question, “Why do we need a gathering space?” What is the purpose? This has never been clarified as far as I know. If someone from the city council would explain this in words of one syllable, it might lessen the ...

No need for assault rifle

Selmer Spitzer, Dawson I am a retired university music professor, farmer, rancher, general contractor, Army National Guard sergeant, and presently the conductor of the Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra in Mesquite, NV. As hobbies I enjoy hunting and target shooting. I have never felt the ...

Do the TR math

M.L. Berg, Minot The article on the proposed TR library in your paper for Thursday, August 15, mentioned that TR had been in southwestern Dakota Territory for three years. That figure can be further refined by taking into account the time he actually spent there, going year by ...

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 ...