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Letters to the Editor

Mail for Minot

There has been a running discussion in the past couple of years about whether or not mail being posted for the Minot area is or is not being sent to Bismarck for processing and then being returned here for delivery. On local television newscasts I have seen, postal officials have claimed that ...

Get involved with the fight against Alzheimer’s

Nikki Wegner Mandan As June, Alzheimer’s Brain Awareness Month is coming to an end I want to remind you that Alzheimer’s disease is especially prevalent here in ND. Nationwide, more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s, including 200,000 people who are below the age of ...

Fixing Legislature’s errors

Ralph Muecke Gladstone Tis the season for legislative referrals: Fa-la-la-la-la. That’s right. There are currently three referrals of new laws passed by our wonderful, citizen, RINO (Republican in name only), controlled Legislature and signed into law by our RINO governor. It’s a ...

Cease federal taxation of Social Security

Austin Gillette White Shield I read with great interest the opinion article 6/16/19 regarding the State of North Dakota taxing Social Security payments. I agree all Social Security benefits should be tax free. It is not every day I agree with the opinion of the Minot Daily. We who receive ...

Save Anne Street Bridge

Logan Vettel Minot Have you ever noticed the long wooden bridge towering over the railroad tracks? Ever wondered its name, how old it is, and have you ever walked it? Well, I have, and I want to tell you about the Anne Street Bridge and its importance to the community. Anne Street ...

City doesn’t need Trinity property

Tony Allex Minot I am writing to voice my concern about the Trinity properties that will be abandoned by Trinity when the new hospital is complete. It was recently in the news that the City of Minot was looking into what could be done with the properties. It is my opinion and the opinion ...

Godfread fighting fraud

Paul Owens Fargo Can you imagine staging an accident to place blame on an innocent driver, and then abusing insurance policies to make a buck? Sounds like a lot of work for a not-so-quick payout, when there are plenty of available jobs in North Dakota! But sure enough, it’s insurance ...

ND delegation doesn’t back LGBTQ

Daniel Scott Minot In just the past few months, Republicans from across the country, emboldened by their President, have made one horrible comment after another regarding the rights of LGBTQ people. Right wing zealot Mike Huckabee said LGBTQ rights are the “greatest threat” to ...

Proud of Trump

Phil Weigel Minot President Trump, the week of June 17th, had the option to use drones against Iran in retaliation for Iran allegedly shooting down a US military plane and allegedly sinking an unmanned ship in the area. After confirming that both the plane and the boat were automated and ...

Make it stop

Nancy Bommelman Minot So much is going on in the city it’s hard to take it all in. The trip to Norway, was it really necessary? Well was it? I doubt it. We could have figured a way to recycle here and take care of our city. Isn’t that what the city council is getting paid for? ...

Let Richman continue to lead

M. Barney Ruehl Detroit Lakes, Minn. I’ve known Dr. Richman since 1971 as teammates on the NDSSS football team. Even at that point in his life you could tell he was a leader that had a high degree of integrity. I’ve followed his career and every station he held at the school. All ...

North Dakota’s drone investment paying off

Tommy Kenville Grand Forks North Dakota has been a leader in advancing drone technology for more than a decade. Senator John Hoeven has long been a champion for unmanned aviation, and Governor Doug Burgum along with Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford are ensuring North Dakota continues to ...

Reparations for those due

Ron Carlson Bismarck Articles are appearing in various places discussing the need for reparations for the families of slaves. This letter does not address that subject but the author, me, believes we should consider reparations for the hundreds of thousands who fought and died to ...

D-Day: 75’ Museum Event

Robin Brekhus Events Coordinator Dakota Territory Air Museum There were many fine folks and businesses that helped make our 75th Anniversary of D-Day commemoration event a success. First and foremost, we are forever grateful to our veterans for our freedom. Our gratitude also extends to ...

Don’t write off coal

Bob Paulson State Representative District 3 Brad Magnuson, chairman of the Dem-NPL Renewable Energy Caucus, (June 10, MDN Letters to Editor), tells us that coal is no longer a viable source of energy. We would be wise to consider the reality of what other countries have already discovered ...

More benefits needed for Guardsmen

Lloyd Kvam Minot I served for nearly six years and was on call 24/7 to go anywhere my country needed me to fight fires, floods, riots and also go anywhere in the world on a moments notice. Families are greatly affected when any of these events should occur. Whar benefits do Guardsmen get ...

Disaster for All

Nickolas Dreyer Minot My letter is in response to Tony Bender’s Opinion page on the government taking over our health care system. I really wonder if people know what “Single-Payer” or “Medicare for All” really mean. It sounds nice, but in reality it will be disastrous and ...

Promises kept

Dan Reinhard Minot I kept a mistress for many years where I worked at Minot Air Force base. There were many long days we spent together; twelve to sixteen hours and sometimes seven days a week - endless nights of trying to fix what malfunctions happened to her before putting her to bed for ...

Why the free pass for oil?

Randall Greenfield Columbia, MD As a landowner in Burke County ND I am continually dumbfounded at how the oil industry without any public complaint or Game and Fish concerns continue to build large oil sites within native prairie, build roads across sensitive wetlands, invade wildlife ...

More access needed at Sakakawea

Troy Johnson Williston Well today, June 1, I was enjoying a day of fishing on Lake Sakakawea with a friend, in his boat, I noticed something. The Lewis and Clark boat ramp was completely packed, barely any room to park a pickup and trailer. Next, while out fishing, I noticed many, many ...