Letters to the Editor

Discrimination still exists

Michelle Rydz Executive Director High Plains Fair Housing Center Each April, we celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The Act passed seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is one of his most important legacies. Dr. King advocated for the passage of ...

The words of TR

ML Berg Minot In view of the current discussion about a TR library for Medora, a brief peek at its history in the 1880s might add some poignancy to the matter. In September 1885, TR was out hunting alone when he was approached by five Hidatsa men. He was understandably uneasy and somewhat ...

More users fees, fewer taxes

Michael Bakk Minot So the state just passed a law that says they cannot charge higher inspection fees in the extra-territorial area around the city than what they charge within the city limits. This stems from someone in the extra-territorial area being unhappy with the higher rates. The ...

Good jobs in ND

Tanner Hopfauf Dickinson I recently had the opportunity to send a letter similar to this one to Congressman Armstrong and the Committee on Climate Crisis. In it, I wanted to inform the committee on the many thousands of North Dakotans, including myself, who have found rewarding careers in ...

Little Chicago, big mistake

Wanda Kalamaha Minot Why on earth would anyone want to brand Minot with the name of “Little Chicago”? Chicago is known as the most violent city in America. Also, during the late 20’s & early 30’s when Minot was known as “Little Chicago,” there was prostitution and during ...

Government has lost its way

Charles Tuttle Minot The North Dakota Legislature is no longer a Government of the people, by the people and for the people. I really don’t know where to begin. The North Dakota Legislature has completely lost its way. We have leadership telling new legislators to put away their ...

Self-regulation is not enough, says oil companies

Lisa DeVille Mandaree It’s not often you see a company calling for tougher regulation of itself, but in an Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle, Susan Dio, Chairperson and President of BP America, publically called on the EPA to set tough nationwide standards on methane emissions. The company ...

Not the time to recycle

Greg Vaage Minot I see Minot came in first for the highest property taxes out of the 12 largest cities in ND. And it appears “we” are going to hold on to the No. 1 spot for a long, long time. And I’d like to know why “we” are looking at recycling now, when other cities are ...

Honest journalists needed

Dan Reinhard Minot It would be hard to say what happened to the American “muckrakers.” Albeit the origin of that term is not fully substantiated, many believe it was Teddy Roosevelt who first coined that term to describe American journalists. There was a time in our past where many ...

EPA needs to do more

Lisa DeVille Mandaree It’s not often you see a company calling for tougher regulation of itself, but in an Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle, Susan Dio, Chairperson and President of BP America, publically called on the EPA to set tough nationwide standards on methane emissions. The company ...

Consultant impressed with Minot

Patrick Kirby West Fargo This week, I had the wonderful opportunity, made possible by the Minot Alliance of Nonprofits, to help facilitate and train over 20 organizations on fundraising, and it was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve ever had. Each nonprofit leader, volunteer, board ...

PETA says go vegan

Heather Moore The PETA Foundation Big news: Researchers have found the fountain of youth! It’s in the produce section at the local grocery store. Seriously. A new study involving 840 people with various eating styles indicates that vegans have the most cancer-fighting antioxidants in ...

Vietnam Veterans Reunion Day

Richard Reuer Minot It was brought to my attention by another veteran who served during Vietnam a letter to the editor by Robert Wefald of Bismarck in the Bismarck Tribute on Friday, April 5. Here is just a sample of what he wrote: “A ceremony was held at the Capital on March 29, a day ...

Martin to Martin via Bismarck

Arlene Bender Martin Saying Minot still processes letters is not true. When I mail bills to our local residents it goes from Martin to Anamoose to Minot to Bismarck to Minot to Anamoose to Martin and takes about four days and they are always stamped in Bismarck. Personally we had a ...

Income tax relief is good policy

Rep. Craig Headland Chairman of the House Finance and Tax Committee In 2010, voters passed a constitutional amendment establishing the Legacy Fund. Since then, 30% of oil and gas production taxes have been deposited in a fund which the State Investment Board then invests. The goal of the ...

Out of patience with Legislature

Maxine Schmidt Fargo I’m a child of the 70’s and I don’t smoke marijuana but I wish my daughter could. Thanks to a California trip, we now know edible marijuana can relieve her pain. Thanks to the legislature in Bismarck, my daughter can’t use medical marijuana in her ...

Stop the personal attacks

Mathew Klein Minot In response to the opinion article by Tony Bender in the Minot Daily Friday, March 15, 2019, attacking Minot Legislator Senator Oley Larson: North Dakota citizens are not ready to see personal attacks on our legislators. You can disagree on philosophy and voting ...

Save St. Anselm Cahtolic Church

Nicholas Schmatz, Jaxcnta Schmaltz and Carlotta Scholl Towner Nick and Arlene Bachmeier Rugby This letter is concerning the future of the St. Anselm Cahtolic Church of Fulda. Please indulge us one more time with your attention. Our church, by most accounts, may be (is) the oldest ...

Help students focus on education

Taylor Toso Bismarck North Dakota Senators and Representatives: The North Dakota Student Association is a student-funded and student-led advocacy organization representing North Dakota’s 45,000 public college and university students. We have been very active this legislative session ...

Speak now to opposed Senate Bill 2345

Liane Stout Buffalo Concerned citizens of North Dakota must speak up and oppose Senate Bill 2345 relating to animal feeding operations and zoning regulations. The bill restricts and threatens local control by townships on zoning and permitting. It allows the ND Department of Health as ...