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Opinion

In landfill issue, public deserves to hear real numbers

Editorials

From a handful of years to a handful of decades. From unpleasantly expensive to prohibitively expensive. From a difficult process to an impossible choice. From slight impact on neighbors to reviled, even dangerous impact. Discussion about a planned landfill expansion/new landfill has ...

An open letter to North Dakota Senator John Hoeven:

Letters to the Editor

Matt Gerszewski, Minot First of all, thank you for your service in the Senate. You were a solid governor of good mind and character, and fairly commonsense, moderate ideology, and you deserved a shot in D.C. I’m asking you to draw upon that mind, character and moderate inclination and seek ...

Time to junk racial quotas in higher education

National Columnists

"It's time for enlightened America to hit reset on affirmative action once and for all," writes Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter in The American Interest. By affirmative action, of course, he means the racial quotas and preferences that most selective college and ...

July flotsam and jetsam

Editorials

This time of year always fosters a slow news period. As if competing with those who weekend at one of the regional lakes, we also have standard summer vacations, a massive slowdown in local sports and of course, the North Dakota State Fair – the original monster of the midway. Fair ...

Is this not treason?

Letters to the Editor

Brad Mills,Jamestown On July 16th 2018, the President of the United States stood next to the lying murderous thug Russian president Vladimir Putin and took his side over our own country after 12 Russian operatives were indicted last week by American officials for illegal activities intended ...

Red-letter day for MDR

Letters to the Editor

Bob Ziegler, Minot Unreal! An anti-Trump cartoon in the Minot Daily Republican. Not overly anti, but showing him tripping on a rock titled “NATO” was not pro-Trump. Never thought I’d see the day. Now, if you can label him the sociopath that he is, and stop photo shopping the 666 off ...

Schumer cohorts deceiving ND voters

Letters to the Editor

Roscoe Streyle, Minot The Senate Majority PAC recently released a TV advertisement against Kevin Cramer. Within the ad, Kevin is allegedly supported cutting Social Security and Medicare in order to pay for the new Republican tax plan. A fact check by Valley News Live, however, revealed this ...

Time to bring Heitkamp home

Letters to the Editor

Dan Eberhart, Watford City Senator Heidi Heitkamp recently touted her support for North Dakota’s energy industry, boldly declaring she led the fight to repeal the oil export ban in 2015. Led the fight? First, understand that Heitkamp ultimately was a cosponsor of legislation written by ...

Try a little kindness

Letters to the Editor

Lloyd Kvam, Minot In order to survive in this complicated world, one must learn to draw from his experiences. There are four basic reasons that propel us to live our lives the way we do. LOVE SPIRITUALITY FORGIVENESS PURPOSE Without the above playing a role in our lives, there ...

Pro-choice is not pro-abortion

Letters to the Editor

Jim Lein, Minot When it comes to reducing the rate of abortions, the evidence shows that governmental nutrition, health and financial supports for pregnant women, birthing women, nursing women, and working mothers significantly reduces the rate of abortion. The legality or illegality of ...

Minutes from bump-poot hell sinky summit

Community Columnists

When Bump entered the spacious reception room in Hotel Kamp, Poot was already downing his second vodka-seven, irritated because Bump kept him waiting for 45 minutes. Ordinarily, people who did that disappeared the next day. “Sorry, I was late, but we had a hard time finding Hell Sinky,” ...

Fishing Hall of Fame inductees worthy of recognition

Editorials

Congratulations are due to Duaine Ash and Johnnie Candle, who were inducted last week into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame. Yes, there is such a place – in Garrison – and it is well worth a visit. Also worthy are the members of the hall of fame because of what they do or have done ...

The Senate protects our freedoms

National Columnists

ased upon census bureau projections, 69 percent of all Americans are projected to live in the 16 largest states. Given the uncertainties of predicting how people will live in an era of self-driving cars and other cultural changes, the precise numbers may be a bit off. But, it is certainly true ...

Higher stakes now for Trump, and the country

National Columnists

As the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election continues to plague Donald Trump, he has created an even more perilous development for himself in the shocking aftermath of his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin. His astounding announcement that he has invited Putin to ...

Banning straws

National Columnists

Want to sip a refreshing beverage this summer? If environmental zealots and sycophants get their way, you won't be allowed to sip it through a plastic straw. Actress Nina Nelson and other celebrities made a video claiming that plastic straws kill sea life: "In the USA alone, over 500 ...

Parents have chance to educate people on 9/11

Editorials

For all the fun to be had at the North Dakota State Fair this year, parents should also take the opportunity to visit the 9/11 NEVER FORGET mobile memorial. The memorial was moved into position across town yesterday en route to the fair. It will be on display at the State Fair July 20-28 at ...

Boston University’s Fake-O-Nomics Darling

National Columnists

It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid. The annual list price to attend Boston University — including tuition, fees, room and board — currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete ...

Cost savings an absolute must for library merger idea

Editorials

Congratulations and a thumbs-up to the Ward County Commission for pushing ahead with library merger negotiations with the City of Minot, as well as for the demand that the plan is only going to fly with the public if there are cost savings as a result. Commissioners are right on both issues. ...