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Letters to the Editor

My liberal/ socialist rant

Carl Schaller Jr., Minot Just a few succinct comments in response to the far-left, ultra-liberal, socialist letter in last Saturday’s MDN. When I contact Armstrong, Hoeven, or Cramer about an issue, I always get a well thought out reply. I may not always agree, but I DO get an ...

Bad call by governor

Wesley Belter, Fargo The spending of probably three hundred thousand dollars by a PAC, funded and controlled by Governor Burgum, to defeat state Representative Jeff Delzer was a travesty. It was without question, an unprecedented attack by a sitting governor on a member of the Legislature. ...

Virtual visitation needed at LTC facilities

Josh Askvig, State Director AARP North Dakota AARP understands the worry and heartache felt by families and residents of long-term care facilities who haven’t been able to see each other for months. We, too, look forward to the day when these facilities are once again open to ...

Another grandma heard from

June-Marie von Osinski, Minot Well said, Karen Sanderson!!!! Absolutely agree with your point of view. My husband and I have sent countless emails to Senator Hoeven regarding the impeachment and imploring to do the right thing and vote for the impeachment. Trump was guilty, his own ...

We need to check our biases

Jarrod Brown, Minot I’ve read the Letters to the Editor, be they national or local, regarding the “plight of Black America” and Black Lives Matter. I can say I’m neither shocked nor appalled at the points presented. These are the same attitudes seen from those who opposed the Civil ...

George Washington had it right

Richard Reuer, Minot Besides the obituary column, I really enjoy reading the “Letters to the Editor.” Some of the letters are very well written with food for thought, but then there are those who really write to display their angry attitude. It really bothers me when I read about those ...

How can the state block President Trump?

Kaitlyn Wolbeck, Bismarck I am a concerned resident of the state of North Dakota. My concern is that of our state’s response to the president’s comments to bring in military personnel if our state and local government cannot “handle” the situation. In the same statement the ...

ND deserves better than King Burgum

Rick Becker, Bismarck Many see the June 2020 primary as an example of extreme Republican intra-party fighting. I see it differently. We Republican state legislators have different ideas on policies and programs. We run the gamut from strictly adhering to the Republican platform, to viewing ...

Thanks, very much

Andrew Allis, Granville The City of Chicago saw its deadliest day in 60 years on Sunday, May 31, with 18 murders in 24 hours, all black on black crime. If black lives truly matter then where is “Black Lives Matter?” Not a peep out of them. Crickets. Not even a comment, as usual, when ...

Government exists to protect

Mary Shaw, Minot There are a lot of things going on right now, it must be difficult to decide which fire we want to put out. Just a reminder that the government’s first purpose is protection of the citizens that pay the taxes that the government spends. I fully support pay raises for all ...

Dark money in North Dakota

Ellen Chaffee, Bismarck Wealthy special interests spend millions to persuade you to vote their way. If you respect them and believe their way is also good for you, their persuasion will work. If not, they’ve wasted their money on you. But many donors, including corporations, prefer ...

“I’m That Grandmother”

Karen Sanderson, Minot I made a decision today. Kelly Armstrong – I’m working to see you voted out this November. Because I believe your challenger can do better – because he cares about real people like me, and he is not oozing with your arrogance and entitlement. Doug Burgum – ...

White supremecy embedded in America

Anita Bender, Moorhead, Minn. Amy Phillips, Daniel Rice, Fargo The public execution of George Floyd on May 25 at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers and President Trump’s violent dispersal in DC on June 2 of people peacefully protesting Mr. Floyd’s murder are clear and ...

A word of thanks

Dean Aberle, Minot Homesteaders Restaurant would like to thank the Sleep Inn & Suites for the past four years of service. We have greatly appreciated the opportunity to cater their events. I would also like to thank Jenny and her staff for working together as a chef, and would like to ...

A “Better Deal” is needed

Jim Lein, Minot It shouldn’t have taken a pandemic to show us the obvious: our capitalistic system relies on customers. Henry Ford figured this out years ago. If his workers couldn’t afford to buy his product, his venture was doomed. So he upped their beginning salary to the then ...

Rioters getting special treatment

Andrew Allis, Granville So, the rioters loot, pillage, murder, burn and destroy major cities across the United States but, tisk, tisk, are not practicing social distancing or wearing masks (as instructed) while they carry out their destruction and mayhem, and Blue State Democrat Governors and ...

Mass COVID-19 testing a success

Carl Schaller,Jr, Minot All those involved with the COVID-19 mass testing at the ND State Fair Center on June 3 should be commended for a very well-organized event, especially since North Dakota did not disappoint with terrible weather. The First District Health Unit, National Guard, ...

Ward County Weather Mod Treasurer responds

Gail Yuly, Minot I have served for 26 years as a member and clerk/treasurer of the Ward County Weather Modification Board. I would like to address questions raised about this board’s role, our yearly budget, and average income and operating expenses. The local weather modification board ...

Treasurer’s race important to ND

Abigail Wilson, Rolette The statewide treasurer’s race has received a lot of attention as of late with President Trump weighing in on Twitter on which Republican candidate he supports. Yet it is still concerning to me how little the average voter knows about each candidate’s record. ...

True cost of Weather Mod

Andrew Schultz, Minot Here’s an odd disconnect: Weather Modification claims that the cloud seeding project costs Ward County $0.13 per acre. But, the North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board says it costs $.40 per acre. It looks like they need to make up their minds. Without the need for ...