Opinion

Celebrate independence – and the economy

Letters to the Editor

Roscoe Streyle Minot As our country celebrates its 243rd birthday, America’s economy is soaring, set to exceed $21 trillion for the first time this year, while its international strength has never been better. Much of the success is due to the advancements in shale oil discovered in North ...

Keeping up with the Maxes

Letters to the Editor

Bob Ziegler Minot Please tell me again why we need to spend money on a “gathering space?” Is it because Max has one and we need to keep up with Max? I hear that Trenton is painting their fire plugs blue, and Minto has pine trees for sale.

Pardon any inconvenienes

Letters to the Editor

Highway 52 Committee On behalf of the Highway 52 committee, we would like to commend the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) for listening to our concerns about the Highway 52 Corridor and then taking action to improve the safety and capacity on this stretch of roadway. We ...

Pluses to grow your own

Letters to the Editor

Chris Baker Minot I am against legalizing pot, however, if it is legalized it should be grow your own and use it where you grow it, give it away, or sell it out of the state. No selling within ND. No making ND a complete slave purchaser at the end of the distribution chain for yet another ...

Mail for Minot

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

‘Real America’ inside the beltway

National Columnists

It is often said our nation's capital is filled with wealthy college-educated elites operating in a company town where everything is transactional. They are a clubby set of folks who can "fail up" in their profession and rarely interact meaningfully with anyone who isn't part of their peerage. ...

First, you stop the bleeding

Community Columnists

After Ronald Reagan, then 73, faltered in his 1984 debate with Walter Mondale, he got off the canvas and delivered one of the great knockout punches in history. Asked about his age in the next debate, he said, “I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth, and ...

Adoption scammer out of prison after four months

Community Columnists

Amber Schulz believes her family is at risk because her biological mother has been transferred from the state women’s prison to a halfway house in Fargo just four months into a four-year sentence for running an adoption scam. “It’s scary,” said Schulz, of Woodworth, N.D. “I have so ...

Plenty to celebrate in Minot this week

Editorials

Memories were made in Minot where a festive Fourth of July celebration was celebrated. Minot residents enjoyed the Fourth in Roosevelt Park at a public event. The day started with a patriotic ceremony, including a color guard and a concert by the Minot City Band. Children also enjoyed meeting ...

No, Democrats, America works

National Columnists

With the first round of Democratic Party debates behind us, Americans have now heard from their candidates why they think they should run the country. One theme permeates the messages of all these Democrats. America is not fair, and they aspire to be president to make things ...

City had no choice when it came to dilapidated motel

Editorials

Some have expressed the opinion that the official order for residents to leave the run-down Fairview Lodge was unfair to residents. This, despite the fact that the electricity and water have been turned off, the owners are behind on taxes and the water bill and some residents claim they ...

The Declaration of Independence still has great meaning

Editorials

At a time in which the idea of independence from an all-powerful state seems to have been supplanted by the principle of dependence on an all powerful state, Minot Daily News believes Independence Day is a good time to remember our founding principles and the belief in freedom to which has ...

To construe the Constitution, look to the Declaration

National Columnists

On this 243rd anniversary of the beginning of the best thing that ever happened — "The Great Republic" was Winston Churchill's tribute — many of today's most interesting arguments about America's nature and meaning are among conservatives. One concerns the relevance of the Declaration of ...

Is Putin right? Has liberalism lost the World?

National Columnists

"The liberal idea has become obsolete. ... (Liberals) cannot simply dictate anything to anyone as they have been attempting to do over the recent decades." Such was the confident claim of Vladimir Putin to the Financial Times on the eve of a G-20 gathering that appeared to validate his ...

Farmers markets a wonderful sure sign of summer

Editorials

This weekend residents of and visitors to Minot will once again be able to experience one of the sure signs of summer – a healthy, fresh one as well that to some people really sings the bell for the start of the best part of the summer. The North Prairie Farmers Market launches this ...

‘Fact-Checkers’ find Democrats are truth tellers

National Columnists

One reason many Americans don't trust those "fact-checker" websites is because to know them is to see right through their incessantly liberal worldview. These impartial arbiters of truth routinely defend Democrats as being "Mostly True" on everything while savaging Republicans as just the ...

Legalize ND at it again

Editorials

It was no surprise to hear that Legalize ND is planning a new initiative to legalize marijuana in the state. It was only a matter of time. But that short time span is exactly what is wrong with coming back to voters now – little has changed to cause voters to change their minds. According ...

A Lot to Celebrate on the Fourth of July

National Columnists

Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that the Fourth of July is one of our nation's most important holidays. To celebrate, 62% of Americans will watch fireworks, 54% will enjoy a cookout with family and friends, 19% will attend a parade, 13% will go to the beach, and 11% will sing patriotic ...