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Letters to the Editor

Canada handling COVID better than U.S.

James Lein, Minot North Dakota continues to have the highest rate of Covid cases in the nation. Some of this may be due to our level of testing. But even if this is so, what are we doing to lower the number of cases? Will we follow President Trump’s suggestion to test less? That’s sure ...

Trump poo-pooed COVID, we’re paying the price

Richard Budd, York 200,000 dead to COVID-19 in America so far. Without a vaccine the virus was going to inevitably kill thousands of Americans, but the current death toll did not have to happen. Other countries have done much better. First, Trump’s administration dismantled the government ...

Follow the rules

Ron Carlson, Bismarck You all remember the last judicial confirmation process, The Kavanaugh fiasco? How could anyone forget Da Nang Dick Blumenthal’s questions/innuendos? The unprofessional approach witnessed by the entire world? Listening to the witness that couldn’t remember how she ...

A simple statement

Wayne Rowe, Minot Hello to all the citizens of Minot. I have just taken sometime to watch on YouTube the City Council meeting of Sept 21, 2020. I am deeply saddened that this meeting actually showed a huge rift in Minot amongst its citizens. The heated discussion of this council meeting ...

We can’t support chaos

Dianne Knell, Mandan I want to thank Senators Hoeven and Cramer for supporting President Trump’s decision to move forward on a Supreme Court nominee. We need to fill the vacancy with someone who respects the rule of law and is committed to upholding the Constitution. University of ...

Abortion reversal not medically sound

Elizabeth Larson, Minot A local organization, Dakota Hope Clinic, recently held a fundraiser featuring an “abortion reversal” story. Dakota Hope Clinic claims to provide free medical and support services, yet abortion reversals are not backed by the medical community. In fact, a 2019 ...

Where have we gone wrong?

Warren Larson Bismarck I spent a lifetime working in K-12 education. Often talking with adolescents about their newly found “rights and freedoms.” I’d share the three-legged stool that our freedoms and rights were built upon. Two legs are freedom and rights. The third leg ...

Biden tactics tiring

Betty Naaden Bismarck I must confess I am sick and tired of hearing presidential candidate Joe Biden condemn President Trump of not dealing quickly and properly with threat of the coronavirus. Again and again, Biden disputes the president’s explanation of not wanting to cause a panic. ...

A lesson in flag etiquette

Mary Ellen Huff Minot Sept. 10th edition of Minot Daily: Publisher Bob Patchen wrote ‘his opinion’ under the guise of ‘Our Opinion’. Bob, your opinion speaks not for the majority. Fight for sexual freedom in your own bedroom and cease using God’s Word out of context. Mayor ...

Thanks for standing up

Eileen Dolan Gillund Language Arts teacher, Souris River High School I just wanted to say “nice job” on the editorial backing the Minot City Council for flying the Rainbow Flag. As a teacher at the Alternative school, we serve many students that do not feel they belong at the ...

No harm in flying Pride flag

Barry Nelson, Organizer North Dakota Human Rights Coalition North Dakota Human Rights Coalition states unequivocally its support of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community in Minot and throughout North Dakota. Proudly we partner with Magic City Equality and were a ...

Don’t tread on me

Michael Huff Minot I would like to fly the Stars and Bars Confederate flag at city hall as a memorial to all the Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War. Next I want to fly the Jewish flag in honor to our Jewish brothers and sisters who are persecuted every day and every ...

Stop the hate

Miranda Heisler, Minot I would like the chance to give a HUGE thank you to Mayor Sipma for making the decision to fly the LGBTQ+ flag over city hall. As mayor, it is your job to try to bring TOLERANCE, UNITY and EQUALITY to our citizens voices. It is to try to eliminate HATE and BIGOTRY as ...

Losers and suckers?

Pat Schulz, Bismarck I really don’t know how to react when the President of the United States says my family is a family of losers and suckers because we chose to serve our country. These comments have been confirmed by numerous sources - including Fox News. It also fits the President’s ...

The meaning of hate

Tawny Cale, Minot Air Force Base Anger: an·ger /’aNGg?r/ noun a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. “I hate being accused of hate,” one attendee of Minot’s September 8th City Council meeting stated as he stood there wearing his MAGA hat and openly speaking ...

Public safety is priority #1

Michael J. Williams, Fargo The Governor has told us repeatedly that we don’t need a mask in public requirement because people will do the right thing as we did volunteering for sandbagging during floods. Volunteering to wear masks in North Dakota clearly isn’t working as North Dakota ...

Fly your own flag – at home

Donita Magnuson, Minot I am writing this letter in regards to the decision to raise the LGBQ flag at our City Hall. I understand that there are current issues at the state level regarding backlash and the LGBQ resolution. As a tax paying citizen I don’t agree with your decision to raise ...

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Mikey Hoeven, Bismarck One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in the U.S after skin cancer. As a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, I want to ...

United in labor

Landis Larson, North Dakota AFL-CIO President When working people come together, the sky is the limit. Unions enable workers to negotiate for safety on the job, higher pay, better hours, more affordable health care—and power. This Labor Day, we’re celebrating union solidarity and ...

Questions and answers

Steven Moen, Minot I wonder why it is that when BLM supporters show up for a riot carrying AR-15s the media calls them peaceful protesters making no mention that they’re armed but when NRA members show up for a peaceful rally carrying the same AR-15s they are labeled extreme rightwing white ...