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Letters to the Editor

Reflections on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Dina Butcher, Bismarck Much is being written about Auschwitz, the “showcase” of the Holocaust where 1.1 million, mostly Jews, were killed, as 75 years have passed since the Russians liberated it. My Grandmother, Goldina Schoenthal, was 65 when she was sent there from hiding in Holland ...

We must be loaded

Eugene Paulsen, Minot This city must have a —- of money! A new city hall ($14 million give or take) but who will keep count. New locks to keep the public out of areas of city hall (if they listened to the public they wouldn’t need locks) another $52,000 and whatever these will cost ...

Check your 1099s

Bob Skarphol, Tioga With the advent of “Tax Season” comes the arrival of tax information. ND royalty owners should all receive their IRS 1099s relative to these royalties. If you receive royalties, please take time to try and understand these documents. Pay particular attention to the ...

She got it right

Matthew Klein, Minot The Saturday, Feb. 15, letter to the editor by Valerie Potter was certainly well written with her background and experience. She provided much needed clarity to the discussion of the Minot Public School lunch program problems with payment, etc., putting the respnsibility ...

Packer collusion destroying cattle business

Barry Borg, Valley City It’s the law — lately, you have no doubt heard, “No one is above the law.” I suppose you have also heard, “Laws were made to be broken.” Which is it and what side are you on? This letter is to address what is going on in the cattle trade. While visiting ...

Same goal, different path

Nadia Smetana, Lansford This letter is in response to the letter titled “New name not a fix” which criticized the Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) approach to sex education. The writer and I have something great in common, believing that young people should be given “the tools they need to ...

Trump cuts coming

Mark Timbrook, Minot So Trump is about to cut Medicare, Social Security, and Farm Crop Insurance in his 2020 budget. North Dakota senators and the rep have yet to stand up for a state that has a high rural poverty level and agricultural base. Humorous how this state has gone from ...

We can fix this

Dan Reinhard, Minot It was with truthful honesty that revealed school lunch payment problems from the letter written by Valerie Potter entitled: “No Child Left Hungry” in the MDN opinion page on February 15, 2020. She witnessed the problems facing our school lunch payment program with ...

Thanks for the road assistance

John Ploof, Minot Thursday’s light snow made the roads quite slippery. I found out the hard way. On my way down 6th St. NW to the MSU dome, I tried to make a left hand turn just above the football practice field. Halfway through the turn, my front-wheel-drive minivan decided to go ...

What’s wrong with this picture?

Nancy Bommelman, Minot I have a few questions that I would like answered along with a lot of taxpayers. 1. How come we can spend millions on a new city hall but there are children that can’t afford lunches in schools? 2. Why isn’t the city giving money to these lunches so the kids ...

A word about cancer in National Cancer Prevention Month

Mikey Hoeven, Bismarck As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I want to share the following information as we observe National Cancer Prevention Month. More than 1.8 million Americans are expected to be diagnosed and ...

No child left hungry

Valerie Potter Minot I was reading a letter to the editor two weeks ago about the Minot Public School (MPS) “peanut butter sandwich policy”. I worked for the (MPS) system as a lunchroom supervisor and in the kitchen for many years at Lewis and Clark Elementary School. I would like the ...

No bait and switch

James Hatlelid, Minot In response to the letter of Linda Carter on Feb 9th, 2020 she is comparing apples and oranges. The 4 dollar fee she mentions is for every week recycling, the first pickup would be for garbage the 2nd of the week would be recycle stuff. The $2 is projected based on ...

Just wondering

Diane Zander, Minot I wonder: Where is Jessie Veeder? Loved her local column! Tony Bender on hiatus? Giggled at his satire! If fifteen of nineteen 9/11 attackers were Saudi, why are we still teaching them to fly? Six point four trillion American dollars have been spent in the Middle East ...

Election tampering will go on

Pat Fischer, Ellensburg After reading Lloyd Omdahls letter I did a bit of a computer search on how clean the USA is in other countries. Democrats scream Russia and Putin at the top of their lungs. All reports indicate they did not change one single vote in 2016 or 2018. Did they change a ...

Think before you vote

Nancy Bommelman, Minot Next time the citizens of Minot go to the voting booths they should ask themselves, “(Did) the person I’m voting for give me what I wanted last time?” “Did they make promises they didn’t keep?” A lot of politicians, as we know, make promises they can’t ...

Property tax the most unfair of taxes

Jim Soltis, Minot On Saturday the 18th, I attended the District 38 Reagan Luncheon & Delegate Election Convention. The Keynote speaker was Rep. Rick Becker from Bismarck. His speech was about the movement to suspend property taxes. His speech made it clear that there was more than enough ...

Shame on county commisson

John Roll, Minot Dear Ward County Courthouse Commissioners: I have long pondered sending this memorandum to you. As you know, my former Boss terminated me after 5 years of mistreatment, where I had suffered under a daily hostile work environment. Prior to my unjust firing, I gave the Ward ...

Bait and switch

Linda Carter, Minot Here we go again. Last year Jason Sorenson told the City Council that a recycling program would cost the taxpayers about $4 more on their water bill. People responded unfavorably of adding another charge on their bill. Now this week Sorenson told the City Council ...

Don’t silence Natives

Lisa DeVille, Mandaree Native communities have very few opportunities to voice our concern about major projects such as drilling, highways, pipelines right-of-ways, and industrial waste sites in our backyard. Yet the Trump Administration is trying to remove the few opportunities we do ...