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Letters to the Editor

What’s really on the ballot

Gary Berube, Mandan This will be the most important election of our life time. Whether you are Republican, Democrat or Independent this election is not about Trump or Biden. It is about keeping America a Free America!! We are voting for the Second Amendment! We are voting for the next ...

Adapting to the shifting new normal of COVID-19

Nick Hacker, Erica Solberg, Mark Hagerott We are extremely impressed with our students, faculty and staff and how they have approached the start of the fall semester. Testing, face coverings, plexiglass shields, and social distancing are just some of the safe practices in place at all of our ...

Grant money at work in Minot

Jerome Lundeen, Minot Due to COVID-19, I had to shut down my restaurant, Bones BBQ, in Minot during the first part of year. With so many unknowns at the time, this was done out of an abundance of caution for our staff and patrons. We were thankful when the Governor allowed us to reopen at ...

Cramer bill a name-changer

Bob McNamara, Upham I was surprised to read in the Aug. 21 paper that Kevin Cramer’s first bill to pass the Senate was a name change for Sulley’s Hill. Per your article he stated “While changing its name may have seemed insignificant to some in Washington it was never a small thing ...

Further precautions needed on campus

Nick Archuleta, Bismarck With higher education instructors, researchers, support staff and students returning to campuses, it is more important than ever that every precaution is taken to ensure a safe and healthy restart. The members of North Dakota United spoke up loudly and clearly this ...

COVID speedometer stuck on green

Gene Nygaard, Crosby In light of Governor Doug Burgum’s admissions in connection with the resignation of Dr. Andrew Stahl concerning the speedometer that has been pegged on Green every day since April, every county, every city, every school board, I demand that you remove any mention of it ...

Don’t mask-shame employees

Jill Degree, Berthold There are so many stores that require a person to wear a mask. If you don’t want to wear one, don’t go in. Why yell at the employees? Do you think they enjoy wearing masks? It really makes sense to yell at or call them nasty names. I watched a man get called names ...

Not enough COVID information released

Bruce Stroklund, Minot It has been said, “ that the dissemination of good information to the public, reduces the amount of rumors in the community.” After two days of very high COVID numbers in Ward County, all the public gets out of our 1st District Health Unit and local leaders, is a ...

Devil in the details of Measure 3

Charissa Rubey, Cayuga Like many people around the country, North Dakotan’s are just trying to get by one more day without losing it. We keep our heads down and are happy that we chose not to flee the North Dakota winters (as we all swear to do every February). We love that were far ...

Customers need to have money to spend money

Jim Lein, Minot Once again the GOP is faced with something they are loath to do: another financial bailout for those unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet GOP efforts over the years have stripped away worker benefits: living wages, solid retirement and healthcare plans, ...

Watch for trains

Brandon Archambeau, General Manager, Montana Division, BNSF Railway From Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the Sheyenne National Grassland, North Dakota offers boundless natural wonders to explore. These outdoor adventures and long August days have been treasured more than ever this year. ...

Three simple rules

Gene Nygaard Crosby The White House announced that the federal government is to continue paying the full cost of National Guard aid in fighting the coronavirus in two states: Florida and Texas. When asked why just those two states, the White House reply was that they were the only ones ...

What’s really on your grill?

Tyler Stafslien Ryder Have you fired up your barbecue grill, lately? What did you cook? If you are anything like me, your protein of choice when grilling is beef. My family and I look forward to our weekly steak night which, if the mosquitoes aren’t overly annoying, we eat at our table on ...

A proper escort

Ron Bergman The Bottineau County Veterans Only in small hometown USA can someone be shown the respect and honor they deserve after a lifetime of service in uniform. On July 22nd, Lyle Lunde, accompanied by family members left his home in Bottineau to take up residence at the North Dakota ...

How ND will use federal funds

House Majority Leader Chet Pollert Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner As we look ahead to fall and to the start of the 2021 legislative session, we would like to update the public on the incredible work being done to support North Dakota’s citizens and businesses during this difficult ...

It’s time to get cancer screenings ‘back on the books’

Mikey Hoeven Bismarck This spring, millions of Americans were advised to put routine medical appointments on hold to conserve health care resources for patients with COVID-19 and limit potential exposure to the virus. Now, health care experts are asking you to return. As a member of the ...

Minot Public Library adapts in pandemic

David Leite Minot The Friends of the Minot Public Library members offer gratitude to the Minot Library Director, Janet Anderson, and her staff for operating during Covid19. While other libraries in the state remained closed, Minot’s Library staff adapted and quickly found a way to serve ...

School re-openings in North Dakota

Karen R. Sanderson, Minot I do not think schools should open in North Dakota. We shut them down in the spring when we had zero deaths in the state. Now we have over 90 dead and 5,126 positives, and we are talking about re-opening. Dumb. I would support a teachers’ strike, and I will march ...

Thanks to Minot Public Library

Friends of the Minot Public Library Board members The Friends of the Minot Public Library members offer gratitude to the Minot Library Director, Janet Anderson, and her staff for operating during Covid19. While other libraries in the state remained closed, Minot’s Library staff adapted and ...

Measure sponsors disingenuous

Trent Barkus, West Fargo In the recent letter by Lois Ivers Altenburg, she presents what appears to be a summary of Measure 3 being brought to us by the North Dakota Voters First (NDVF). She discussed four of the five components conveniently omitting the most onerous – changing how we vote ...