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Opinion

Some examples of time well-spent

Editorials

With the Fourth of July almost here, it seems like summer is slipping away. Didn’t we just get the patio furniture out? Yes, we are all exceedingly busy and need to remind ourselves to slow down once in a while to enjoy life. But with all the crime and craziness we read about or witness ...

Trump and health care transparency

National Columnists

Many of my media colleagues have been lauding President Donald Trump for signing an executive order earlier this week directing the federal Department of Health and Human Services to require health care providers to inform patients in advance of the true costs of medications and ...

Hard work on Hub city funding pays off

Community Columnists

Minot’s hard work on changing the hub city funding formula is expected to pay off very soon. Under a new formula approved by the 2019 N.D. Legislature, Minot is projected to collect approximately $4 million more in hub city funding over the next two years. Shane Goettle, special counsel who ...

In this patriotic season, is nationalism idolatry?

Community Columnists

"All Nationalism Is Idolatry” blared the headline of an opinion paper in California, arguing that “the Christian scriptures contend that all allegiance to the God of love is paramount, and yet all modern (and ancient) nation-states enact a religious pageantry that demands the total ...

Get involved with the fight against Alzheimer’s

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Plan for downtown gathering space hopefully has options

Editorials

The City of Minot has set a deadline for acquisition of property for development of a “gathering space” downtown. The grant funding sets a deadline for the project’s completion somewhere downtown. These things likely are going to conflict, and the City should be well prepared with ...

Cease federal taxation of Social Security

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Why millennials may be conservatives at heart

National Columnists

Several current trends among millennials do not bode well for Democrats. Indeed, they suggest a greater affinity for (many) Republican policies, notwithstanding a, perhaps, contiguous dislike for the GOP's leadership. Dare I say it: These trends may suggest a gradual migration ...

Freedom from consequences isn’t freedom

National Columnists

On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., desperate to revive his flagging campaign, proposed a far-reaching plan to wipe out all student debt. That plan falls hard on plans by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., his chief far-left rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, to make college ...

Never take freedom for granted

Editorials

All indications are that Minot residents and people living in the surrounding area are in for a glorious Fourth of July week. Let’s hope it is a safe one for all revelers, especially those handling fireworks and their potential innocent victims nearby. Think about where your missiles are ...

A test for ‘Murica’s birthday

Community Columnists

My fellow ‘Muricans, in honor of America’s 2019th birthday, I’ve prepared a Patriotism Test. I know it’s only the Juneth of July, but if there are bombs bursting in air, it means Independence Day is essentially underway. Or else Iran got the drop on us. This test won’t be easy. I’ve ...

The socialists started a softball team

Community Columnists

The Red River Valley chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America have started themselves a softball team. Their goal is “raising visibility and connecting with the community.” This isn’t an uncommon tactic for social movements. Churches hold dances. Political parties hold pie ...