Letters to the Editor

Martin to Martin via Bismarck

Arlene Bender Martin Saying Minot still processes letters is not true. When I mail bills to our local residents it goes from Martin to Anamoose to Minot to Bismarck to Minot to Anamoose to Martin and takes about four days and they are always stamped in Bismarck. Personally we had a ...

Income tax relief is good policy

Rep. Craig Headland Chairman of the House Finance and Tax Committee In 2010, voters passed a constitutional amendment establishing the Legacy Fund. Since then, 30% of oil and gas production taxes have been deposited in a fund which the State Investment Board then invests. The goal of the ...

Out of patience with Legislature

Maxine Schmidt Fargo I’m a child of the 70’s and I don’t smoke marijuana but I wish my daughter could. Thanks to a California trip, we now know edible marijuana can relieve her pain. Thanks to the legislature in Bismarck, my daughter can’t use medical marijuana in her ...

Stop the personal attacks

Mathew Klein Minot In response to the opinion article by Tony Bender in the Minot Daily Friday, March 15, 2019, attacking Minot Legislator Senator Oley Larson: North Dakota citizens are not ready to see personal attacks on our legislators. You can disagree on philosophy and voting ...

Save St. Anselm Cahtolic Church

Nicholas Schmatz, Jaxcnta Schmaltz and Carlotta Scholl Towner Nick and Arlene Bachmeier Rugby This letter is concerning the future of the St. Anselm Cahtolic Church of Fulda. Please indulge us one more time with your attention. Our church, by most accounts, may be (is) the oldest ...

Help students focus on education

Taylor Toso Bismarck North Dakota Senators and Representatives: The North Dakota Student Association is a student-funded and student-led advocacy organization representing North Dakota’s 45,000 public college and university students. We have been very active this legislative session ...

Speak now to opposed Senate Bill 2345

Liane Stout Buffalo Concerned citizens of North Dakota must speak up and oppose Senate Bill 2345 relating to animal feeding operations and zoning regulations. The bill restricts and threatens local control by townships on zoning and permitting. It allows the ND Department of Health as ...

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 ...