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Letters to the Editor

Slowly Draining the Swamp

Gene Nygaard, Crosby Another of the public servants whose first name is “Acting” is out. This time it is Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan. His enduring legacy, of course, was in his role with Homeland Security being in charge of NOAA and the National Weather ...

Gathering space unwanted

Wendy Walker, Minot In regards to the gathering space moving to a new location, I would like to make a comment on what Dr. Seuss might have said, “We don’t want it here or there, we don’t want it anywhere!”

Greedy NBA/NFL wrong on China

Ron Carlson, Bismarck Firstly, the NFL refuses to stand in front of the American flag as the national anthem is played. Secondly, the NBA refuses to stand with the people of Hong Kong as they attempt to face down communism and its attack on personal freedoms. Some very very dedicated ...

November is American Diabetes Month

Kishana Beneby, Minot Has your grandmother ever told you not to eat too many sweets? This warning not only applied to dental cavities but also to diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. The vast majority of the food we consume is ...

Don’t forget freedom of speech

Darby Kruger, Minot In response to the letter sent by Brad Magnuson- Chairman, ND Renewable Energy Caucus. I find it ironic that 200-plus years ago our founding fathers had the foresight to see that people in positions of power would try to mute/silence those with whom they disagree and thus ...

Thoughts on multiple issues

Jim Soltis, Minot Points of interest: Gathering Space: – Who will maintain this area? – What will be the cost of maintenance be? – Who will be responsible of accidents or injuries? – Will the taxpayers be responsible for the upkeep and damages? – This will be an on-going ...

How drowsy driving could affect you

Alexa Berg, Minot Slowed reaction time, impaired judgment, decreased attention, and risk taking are symptoms of drowsy driving. Drowsy driving is a dangerous, and often overlooked safety issue. Individuals that drive drowsy are less aware to surrounding hazards and have a harder time paying ...

Downtown needs a gathering space

Helen Bonebrake, Minot Good thinking MDN. I was happy to read the MDN will save money consolidating the Saturday and Sunday paper, everyone deserves a day off. I want to keep getting the paper, it’s one of the few daily pleasures I have and it’s the best bargain around! However, I am ...

Can Pakistan help the United States?

Mahmood Qazi, Minot Pakistan is a country located in South Asia with population of 220 million. It was part of India historically till 1947 when there was a wave of freedom in which many countries got freedom from British empire, France, Spain and Italy. India at that time, was a huge British ...

Port reader chimes in

Bob Zeigler, Minot I agree with the letter sent by Brad Magnuson concerning the angry and misguided columns written by Rob Port. He can write anything, no matter how inane, untruthful, libelous or out of left field (how’s that for irony?) and knows he can get away with it because he is ...

Ward County judges need to go

Chad Lindberg, Minot I sold a mobile home over two years ago to a couple that viewed it several times. Prior to that I had rented it for about 5 years, minor maintenance and repairs during that time. The home was in good condition, they decided to purchase and moved it to Rugby. Two years ...

Some don’t get it

Richard Pardon, Minot Buy Local - Keep your money at home - Promote Local Businesses - “Great Idea.” But the county and city governments don’t seem to understand the concept. Recently the Ward County commissioners voted to open an on-line account with Amazon. Several months ago ...

I’ll vote for that

Diane Zander, Minot I believe in the common good. I believe when people are happy, good things happen. Pollyanna-ish? I’d pit my Pollyanna against a Scrooge any day. (cue my frequent dislike of the MDN political cartoons) I would for sure recycle more than the cardboard I do now. But I ...

Don’t cut SNAP

Dr. Michelle Strang, North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Policy Coordinator As a registered dietitian nutritionist and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I am deeply concerned about the recent proposed rule that would not only take Supplemental Nutrition ...

Firearm safety: What to remember this hunting season

Shelby Alexander, Minot As hunting season commences, it is important to refresh on proper firearm handling. Firearm-related deaths have been on the rise over recent years. Suicide and homicide make up for most of this rise, however, there have been an increase in accidents with the use of ...

Teamsters need federal loans for pensions

Dale Volk, Minot I am writing on behalf of the pension holders, especially the Teamster Retirees. We are being told that the money in our pensions are running out. We are at risk of no longer receiving our money that we have worked hard to earn. We need Senator John Hoeven and Senator Kevin ...

A night at the movies

Paul Ferrer, Minot My wife and I went on Monday evening to see the new “Downton Abbey” movie at the AMC Theater in the Dakota Square Mall – which we thought was excellent. Aside from the “sticker shock” at the price being asked for two bags of popcorn and two smallest sodas (in ...

Give them a break

Betty Nordstrom, Minot My husband and I have received the Minot Daily News for as long as I can remember. I do so enjoy getting up in the morning, having a cup of coffee while reading the newspaper. My first thought when hearing about the “weekend edition” with just one paper was of ...

Volunteer labor is educational

Rev. Erin Lynn Gullickson, Benedict Education is a hot topic. Limitless talking points ranging from the school lunch program to mill levy assessments, gender neutral bathrooms, school shootings and the cost of secondary education; it is draped across headlines, campaigned within political ...

Misses the Sunday paper

Pat Wilhelmi, Minot I’m writing in regards to the Weekend Edition of the Minot “Daily” News. The MDN is obviously in part, supported financially by subscriptions from we readers; seems like “we subscriber/readers” should’ve been given the chance to express our opinion as to ...