Letters to the Editor

Where does the money come from?

Nancy Bommelman Minot I wish somebody would explain to me where all the money is coming from to build in Minot? I understand there is government money given to the city for certain things, but I can’t get over how much is being spent. Do the citizens of Minot realize, every time we ...

Crosswalk update not needed

Mike Stenvold Minot I can’t understand the logic in spending money to upgrade the crosswalk near the Ward County Courthouse. The majority of people that are “jaywalking” to get across 3rd St. are adults and do have the option to go to the light at Burdick or take their time and find ...

Solution to wild horse overpopulation

Orvin Ravnaas Turtle Lake I read the story in Sunday’s paper about wild horses. The Bureau of Land Management is required by the Wild Free – Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to maintain the wild horse herd at about 27,000 head. Presently there are about 70,000 wild horses. Horses ...

Better poll results, please

Sara Dangerfield Minot It has come to my attention today that a poll that I had voted for on Facebook was in direct conflict with a poll that is on your business’ website. The poll’s question was, “Would you like to see a new discussion from Minot Parks District about a new aquatics ...

They want to build what?

Nancy Bommelman Minot They want to build a new city hall? Why? What’s wrong with the one we have? So if the city employees move out of the one down by the police station, what happens to that? We remodel and spend more money. The city employees move into a new building and spend more ...

Sabbath Day forgotten, ignored

Jonathan Bartlett Bottineau On March 19 the N.D. Senate passed a bill overturning the state’s so-called blue laws. The overturning of these laws is a tragedy because it shows our low regard for the Lord’s Day and our low regard for the Lord himself. How we view the Lord’s Day is a ...

Legislature got one right

Dr. Charles Christianson Grand Forks Two cheers for the North Dakota legislature for modestly expanding Medicaid eligibility for low-income pregnant women. Access to health care during pregnancy improves the health of both mother and child. Health care decreases the likelihood of low ...

Democrats need to change their playbook

Craig Argabright Minot The NFL has seen their television viewing audience decrease dramatically in the past few years. How about putting in a new rule to even things up? SCENARIO: The offense is within the “Red Zone” or inside the 20-yard line and it is 4th and 9 for a first down at ...

Re. the Norway junket

Bob Zeigler Minot Not at this time, that time, or any other time. I’d like to go back to Tokyo to visit old haunts. Think the city will pay for that? Not hardly. $10,000 will go a long way to fixing some roads that are in serious need of repair.

Minot needs indoor playground

Martina Louise Kranz Minot The winter season is long in North Dakota. I’ve lived in Minot for 20 + years and babysat my first granddaughter through many winters without anywhere for me to bring her to exercise, play, and socialize with other children. Now, I’ve been blessed with another ...

Fellowship for vets

Richard Reuer Minot On the morning of Tuesday, March 19th at 0730 a small group of veterans were able to attend a new breakfast for veterans program hosted by the staff of the Veterans Counseling Services Center. We were a small group of veterans, mostly Vietnam veterans and one Korean. I ...

February concert a success

J. Erik Anderson Andy Bertsch For the 5th year in a row, our community hosted another successful CommunityRocks! concert held February 16th at the Grand Hotel. As has been done every year since its inception, CommunityRocks! partners with a beneficiary to stage an annual classic rock ...

Info on ND requested

Jackson Horvath Queen of Peace Catholic School 4508 Vistula Road Mishawaka, IN 46544 I am writing to you as a part of a class project for the novel “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.” My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a state we chose to learn more ...

Double-crossed

Ralph Muecke Gladstone North Dakota is under attack! By who? You guessed it. By those the people elect to represent them in state government of course. I’m talking about the current 2019 Legislative session. We elect people to go to Bismarck to represent us in state government. ...

Voters will remember in 2020

Norton Lovold Bismarck On March 12th the House and Senate Ethics Committees convened to hear both SB2148 and House Bill 1521 for the first time since crossover. There was strong testimony before the House Ethics Committee in favor of SB 2148, and not without good reason. SB 2148 in its ...

Less government? Really?

R. James Maxson Minot I credit the Minot Area Development Corporation, of which I am a former board member and chair, for its recent release regarding the largest local employers. Minot Air Force Base, to nobody’s surprise, is the largest local employer. Trinity Health is number two. ...

Missed opportunity

Matt Gerszewski Minot Sens. Hoeven and Cramer had the opportunity on Thursday to courageously side with the Constitution and Congress’ traditionally exercised power of the purse – its Constitutionally-mandated control of government spending – over the extra-Constitutional whims of ...

Stop taxing Social Security in ND

AARP North Dakota Executive Council Did you know that more than 50,000 North Dakota retirees pay income taxes on their Social Security benefits? As AARP North Dakota volunteers, we are working to change that. North Dakota is one of only three states that fully taxes Social Security ...

Thanks to the volunteers

Willie Ressler Minot On behalf of Special Olympics North Dakota, thank you to the city of Minot for hosting the 2019 State Basketball Tournament. The Minot community played a significant role in providing 60 games for 49 teams comprised of more than 460 athletes from across North Dakota a ...

Use Legacy Fund to build TR Library

Lyn James Bowman A great deal of President Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy was shaped right here in North Dakota. According to his autobiography he stated, “I have always said that I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota.” Our state has a ...