Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Medora library a bad investment

Wayne Rowe Minot I did a search on Governor Burgum (and) through that search I found a couple of items defining what our state congress decided just recently. I hope a high number of people see how ridiculous our state government really is. The first Bill that I will mention is a promise ...

Support the fight to end Alzheimer’s

Megan Rupe Minot Imagine – every person living in Minot has Alzheimer’s, is living with another form of dementia and/or is a caregiver of someone with the disease. That’s 47,000+ people. Sounds like an intro to a strange plot to a new prime time TV special but it will be a reality for ...

Crucify Him! Impeach him!

Mark Knudtson Harvey, ND As Christians we have just been through the trials of Lent, the sorrow of Good Friday and the celebration of Easter Sunday. In the Passion of Christ the Gospel explains how the chief priests, elders and scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus and kill him. ...

Kudos to the county historical society

Kathy Fimreite Minot I would like to recognize and thank the past and present boards of the Ward County Historical Society. I don’t think many people realize the hard work they have done the last several years. They (and often their families) and volunteers have put in work above and ...

Discrimination still exists

Michelle Rydz Executive Director High Plains Fair Housing Center Each April, we celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The Act passed seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is one of his most important legacies. Dr. King advocated for the passage of ...

The words of TR

ML Berg Minot In view of the current discussion about a TR library for Medora, a brief peek at its history in the 1880s might add some poignancy to the matter. In September 1885, TR was out hunting alone when he was approached by five Hidatsa men. He was understandably uneasy and somewhat ...

More users fees, fewer taxes

Michael Bakk Minot So the state just passed a law that says they cannot charge higher inspection fees in the extra-territorial area around the city than what they charge within the city limits. This stems from someone in the extra-territorial area being unhappy with the higher rates. The ...

Good jobs in ND

Tanner Hopfauf Dickinson I recently had the opportunity to send a letter similar to this one to Congressman Armstrong and the Committee on Climate Crisis. In it, I wanted to inform the committee on the many thousands of North Dakotans, including myself, who have found rewarding careers in ...

Little Chicago, big mistake

Wanda Kalamaha Minot Why on earth would anyone want to brand Minot with the name of “Little Chicago”? Chicago is known as the most violent city in America. Also, during the late 20’s & early 30’s when Minot was known as “Little Chicago,” there was prostitution and during ...

Government has lost its way

Charles Tuttle Minot The North Dakota Legislature is no longer a Government of the people, by the people and for the people. I really don’t know where to begin. The North Dakota Legislature has completely lost its way. We have leadership telling new legislators to put away their ...

Self-regulation is not enough, says oil companies

Lisa DeVille Mandaree It’s not often you see a company calling for tougher regulation of itself, but in an Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle, Susan Dio, Chairperson and President of BP America, publically called on the EPA to set tough nationwide standards on methane emissions. The company ...

Not the time to recycle

Greg Vaage Minot I see Minot came in first for the highest property taxes out of the 12 largest cities in ND. And it appears “we” are going to hold on to the No. 1 spot for a long, long time. And I’d like to know why “we” are looking at recycling now, when other cities are ...

Honest journalists needed

Dan Reinhard Minot It would be hard to say what happened to the American “muckrakers.” Albeit the origin of that term is not fully substantiated, many believe it was Teddy Roosevelt who first coined that term to describe American journalists. There was a time in our past where many ...

EPA needs to do more

Lisa DeVille Mandaree It’s not often you see a company calling for tougher regulation of itself, but in an Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle, Susan Dio, Chairperson and President of BP America, publically called on the EPA to set tough nationwide standards on methane emissions. The company ...

Consultant impressed with Minot

Patrick Kirby West Fargo This week, I had the wonderful opportunity, made possible by the Minot Alliance of Nonprofits, to help facilitate and train over 20 organizations on fundraising, and it was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve ever had. Each nonprofit leader, volunteer, board ...