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Opinion

When the mob rules

National Columnists

What did we think would happen once boundaries were destroyed? The chaos plaguing the country today was inevitable after truth, standards and self-control were all but ignored by many in our society. That great “philosopher,” the late Marilyn Monroe, was ahead of her time when she said, ...

Be careful around fireworks this weekend

Editorials

Fireworks are part of the Fourth of July. They are more available than ever in most areas. And this year, for obvious reasons, even some people who did not buy and set off their own pyrotechnics in the past may be tempted to use them to blow off some steam. Just so no one blows off a couple ...

History of policing gets unfairly twisted

National Columnists

"Policing itself started out as slave patrols. We know that,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) declared in an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier. Clyburn, the House majority whip is the third highest ranking Democrat in Congress. He’s widely respected. And he’s wrong. Or, to be more generous, ...

College entrance should not be for sale

Editorials

It may be some time before the college entrance cheating scandal is resolved. More than four dozen have been charged. One high-profile case should be dealt with during the next several weeks. It involves television star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli. ...

Success breeds failure

National Columnists

Success breeds failure. That’s a lesson taught by America’s current woes, the stumbling attempts to cope with the novel coronavirus, and the all-too-familiar scripts for responding to police misconduct and violent riots. What worked once upon a time no longer proves functional; policies ...

Break up Google

National Columnists

Google has reached a level of monopolization that needs to be taken seriously as a threat to freedom, the free exchange of ideas and political diversity. Follow along with the logic of your average “woke” Google employee. These employees have been openly arguing for a few years now that ...

World Health Organization failed badly

Editorials

In some respects, COVID-19 may seem like a bad dream for many Americans, even though it has is far from stamped out in our country. One aspect of recovery — placing blame — already is well along. But recriminations that were common during the height of the epidemic are trailing off. That ...

Crimes against common sense

National Columnists

What the hell is going on in this country? When did we, the majority, stop speaking up for ourselves? Crimes against common sense seem to happen every week, yet most of us stay silent. Or is it that the media only highlights those who scream the loudest, leaving the impression that what ...

The anti-statue mobs undermine democratic norms

National Columnists

One of the cultural shocks following the death of George Floyd under a policeman’s knee is the vandalism and destruction of statues across America. Usually, these statues are posted on public land by public officials with public assent ... even if that came many years ago. It’s not ...

Memories of June 2011 keep us moving forward

Community Columnists

June in Minot will always stir up a meandering mix of emotions for our community’s residents who lived here in 2011, but especially for those who called the river valley their home. What’s the river level today? How much water is on the way? How will I save a lifetime of possessions? How ...

Does Mr. Omdahl not remember?

Letters to the Editor

Anna Marie Shomento, Minot I was appalled as I read former Lt. Gov. Lloyd Omdahl’s op-ed titled “Only riots and burning result in action” in The Minot Daily News last Saturday. He advocated that black people must riot and burn as well as demonstrate in order ro bring about reform. He ...

Meanwhile, back at the pandemic …

National Columnists

The death toll now stands at 120,000. The United States, with roughly 4 percent of the world’s population, accounts for about 25 percent of its COVID-19 deaths. Those states that reopened despite warnings that doing so would cause a spike in coronavirus cases are now seeing — all together ...

SNAP program needs strengthening

Letters to the Editor

Sandra Horob, Minot My name is Sandra Horob. I am the newly appointed Public Policy Coordinator for the North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I have been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 40 years and worked in many health-related settings. I have witnessed food ...

In response to AARP letter

Letters to the Editor

Shelly Peterson, President, North Dakota Long Term Care Association This letter is in response to the AARP letter written by Josh Askvig regarding requiring all long term care facilities to offer and facilitate virtual visits. All administrators and staff recognize the challenges of the ...

Minot Storm Invitational a success

Letters to the Editor

Thor Nelson, Minot The Minot Storm Fastpitch program along with our parent company, Minot Girls Fastpitch, Inc, would like to say thank you for helping us host the 5th Annual Minot Storm Invitational. Forty-five teams took the field in the Magic City last weekend for a total of 92 games in 48 ...

Where are the Women?

Letters to the Editor

Kristie Wolff, Executive Director, North Dakota Women’s Network The North Dakota Emergency Commission is responsible for allocating the $1.25 billions dollars in CARE Act Funds the state received. These funds are intended to help families, workers, small businesses, and to preserve jobs ...

Let Task Force do its job

Letters to the Editor

Carol Ova, Minot I read the news article in the Thursday June 18th issue of the Minot Daily news. Defense attorney Ashley Gulke says the Ward County Narcotics Task Force work actions are “unacceptable.” She states it targets black men getting off the train in Minot. With the article are ...

Natural gas vs. coal

Letters to the Editor

Charles Bullinger, Bismarck More than 40 years of reliable electric generation will end at Coal Creek Station in the middle 2022. I spent over 40 years there as an engineer – construction, start-up and solving challenges. While the plant was built in the late 1970s, it doesn’t look it. ...

Local police dedicated to public

Letters to the Editor

Aaron Moss, President, NDFOP Souris Valley Regional Lodge #7 I write this letter on behalf of the men and women of the North Dakota Fraternal Order of Police – Souris Valley Regional Lodge #7 headquartered in Minot. Our membership, however, are peace officers and other criminal justice ...

Visit a museum this summer

Editorials

It will take some time for us all to get used to the “new normal” after the COVID-19 epidemic. One aspect of our lives that should not change — but could — is the variety of museums that educate and entertain us. Throughout the world, most museums had to close during the height of ...