Letters to the Editor

Remembering Saul Davis

Terry Bohn Mandan Some residents might remember Saul Davis, a Negro League baseball player who lived most of his life in Minot. He died in 1994 and is buried at Rosehill. I am coordinating an effort to have his grave marker replaced with a more prominent stone that recognizes his baseball ...

Rethinking senior services

Lloyd Kvam Minot Section 8 is a popular form of subsidized housing. Why can’t this concept be expanded to include independent living? Most seniors that I’ve talked to want 2 to 3 meals per day and some house-keeping so they can live more comfortably. Yes, there is Meals on Wheels. It ...

Auditor’s budget bill was well understood

Bruce Eckre Wahpeton When you hear a state legislator’s statements that he or she wasn’t aware of what was in Senate Bill 2004, which strips the North Dakota state auditor of his ability to do independent audits, consider these facts. I am a former member of the North Dakota House, ...

No need for professional fudger

Chris Baker Minot $300,000 would hire five or six residents as full-time employees making our city a better place to live. Instead we are wasting it on a professional fudger. Are they even required to be here? No, we’ll happily send the money out of town! How stupid. We are to be ...

Mail delivery needs improvement

Alan Walter Minot I read with interest and some consternation the article about the US Postal Service in the newspaper on May 2. First, it was interesting to note that the Postal Service sent two people to Minot to tell us how great the postal service is for Minot. The two people came here ...

Legislators came through

Liam Thrailkill Grand Forks At the end of January I wrote in under the title of “Don’t Punish Academic Achievement.” To catch up those who may have missed it, I was not being awarded my final $750 per semester scholarship payment because I was not taking enough credits to qualify. ...

Time to learn Chinese

Dan Reinhard Minot Most people probably laughed throughout the Mel Brooks directed movie “Young Frankenstein” without giving much thought of the consequences of hidden messages below the surface in the possible outcome of creating of a monster. Nor did Secretary of State Henry ...

Lehner’s visit appreciated

Jake Thrailkill Minot “Wild as The North Dakota Wind” is not just a great lyric to a Lexi Wyman tune, but is also one way I would describe Dr. Mark Lehner and his passion for archeology. Mark, a graduate of Minot High School class of 1968 was in Minot to share information about his ...

Vote explained

Bob Paulson Minot There have been several stories in the Minot Daily News of late that have highlighted the failure of SB 2275 in the recent legislative session. I thought it might be helpful to bring a little more context to the conversation. SB 2275 was a bill to allow $500M in bonding ...

Loving Chuck and Jessie

Rachel Axness Des Lacs Hallelujah!!! So absolutely ecstatic that you have brought back “Let’s Cook”by Chuck Repnow!!! I look so forward to his column because it is something I can relate to, & the recipes are out-of-this-world!!! It is just like getting a personal handwritten ...

Little return from tax dollars

Arnold Semchenko Minot I am writing about our poor roads on 30th St. from 37th Avenue to 54th Avenue. The road is only 1/2 a mile from the new Trinity Hospital creating a lot of dust from this area. Over 200 cars travel on this every day and one week after blading, it is like driving on ...

Hit the road

Hal Gershman Grand Forks As the SBHE starts contemplating the next search committee for yet another president of the University of North Dakota I respectfully submit a suggestion: travel to do face-to-face interviews with persons who work with the candidates to get a true sense of their ...

Shop local

Wayne Rowe Minot According to discussions of the Mayor and City Council reported by the newspaper - Sales Tax has become an issue. This issue goes hand in hand with a previous letter I submitted. It is very difficult to start a business in North Dakota. To take it one step further Minot ...

Let’s make it harder

Duane Stahl Valley City Are we willing to surrender independence and sovereignty? Recently, Mexico passed a progressive labor reform bill, bringing the U.S. closer to ratifying the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). This could lead to a North American Union (NAU), just as ...

Legislature controls performance audits

Rosco Streyle Minot The proposal to amend some of the ND State Auditors powers came from the Legislature. It stemmed directly from concerns about the Auditor shifting general fund dollars to his own budget through performance audits. The Auditor also sought huge increases in his budget ...

Losing free speech

Mark Nichols Crosby Winter is over with! Right? I took to social media to share my feelings on the cost of electric heat and how expensive it is. As I shared my post with different groups did the social media system want me to confirm why I am sharing the same post. After I responded to ...

Facebook knows who you are

Phil Weigel Minot In the past, I have written about Social Media Censorship and how those of us who don’t conform to the leftist ideology can be labeled as “deplorable.” Sadly, my fears have come to pass. On May 3rd of 2019, Facebook announced the bannings of several high-profile ...

Trump not above the law

Brad Mills Jamestown In response to Mark Knudtson’s letter titled “Crucify him! Impeach him!,” it’s incredibly unfortunate that political ideology has completely taken over truth and facts in this country. It’s equally unfortunate that someone would actually compare the ...

Can’t stand leftists

Phil Weigel Minot I honestly can’t stand leftists. When I talk about leftists, I don’t mean the average liberal. There are liberals I watch from time to time such as Bill Maher, Tim Pool, Carl Benjamin or Dave Rubin and while I disagree with them on some policy positions, I know for a ...

Do they really care?

Chris Strand Mandan In a recent article by the AP, we were reminded that the National Parks Conservation Association is yet again appealing the Permit to Construct for the Davis Refinery in court. While it is clear now that this is just another attempt to slow down the project, one that ...