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Category: Letters to the Editor

The Dakotan welcomes the opinions of our readers in the form of letters to the editor, as long as the submissions are not in bad taste and refrain from attacking individuals without supporting documentation or a rational and legally defensible justification.

We reserve the sole discretion to decide whether or not a submission will be published. If your letter is selected, we will only publish it once.

All letters to the editor must include complete name, address, and telephone number for verification purposes. No anonymous letters will be accepted.

We reserve the right to edit letters for the sake of grammar, spelling, and potentially libelous statements. This does not mean all letters are edited — most probably won’t be, but at The Dakotan, we reserve that right.

We currently have no word limit on letters we will publish. However, please bear in mind: the briefer the better. It takes more time and effort to write a good, brief letter than to write a long, rambling one. A focused, brief letter is more likely to attract and keep readers and is therefore more likely to get published.

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An Open Letter to The Forum’s (Fargo) Rob Port  

March 8, 2023   Dear Rob,   I’m writing this letter to clear up a number of inaccuracies that you’ve recently published in your columns in relation to myself and the District 2 Republicans. It’s terribly unfortunate that your integrity is so severely lacking that you apparently don’t even bother…
March 9, 2023

Letter Supporting Term Limits 

Election Day November 8  A YES vote on Measure 1 will be good for North Dakota. It would apply an 8-year term limit to the ND Governor, and members of the State House and State Senate.  Term limits improve citizen access to the process, encourage more candidates to run, and increase…
November 4, 2022

ND Officials Oppose Term Limits 

Letter dated Oct. 5, 2022   North Dakotans will vote on a measure this fall to limit the governor and state legislators to two four-year terms. While some of us support term limits, others oppose. However, we unanimously agree that voters should reject this ill-conceived measure. Its overly restrictive design…
October 7, 2022

Letter to the Editor

Term Limits on Ballot The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled term limits should be on the ballot. As Chair of the term limits Committee, I want the facts to be known. Unproven allegations of fraud were rejected by an unanimous 5-0 majority of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The highest…
September 15, 2022

Time to Eliminate Property Tax

Dear editor, Here we are in the middle of a recession, with inflation higher than the 1980’s and Ward County and Minot are working to increase property tax.   Whenever these entities can’t balance their budgets, they raise property taxes. This is the most hated tax in history and is unfair, not…
August 3, 2022

Disappointed With City Council

You will rarely ever see a letter like this from me as I understand the challenges of public service more than most, but I feel it important to address.    Monday night, Minot City Council as a whole really disappointed me and many others.  Specifically, the leadership.    Last month they called…
July 20, 2022

Critical Race Theory in ND Schools

This letter is to parents of school-age children.   Why should you spend your valuable energy, time, and resources keeping an eye on your children’s school curriculum and what is happening in your child’s classroom?    Parents are the customers of the school system.  You, the parents, are the ones who elect…
June 30, 2022

Letter to the Editor

The Governor is Trying to Buy the ND Legislature In my school days of learning about North Dakota History and Government, I was taught that the Constitution of North Dakota gave the executive branch, specifically the Governor very little power. The reason the founders did this was to prevent tyranny. …
June 10, 2022

Letter to the Editor

Foiling the Governor’s Plan Governor Doug Burgum is working to defeat conservative legislators whom he considers enemies of his administration through immense contributions to attack PACs - about $4 million since 2020! There are those that believe he is violating Article V, Section 10 of the ND Constitution: A governor…
June 3, 2022

Letter to the Editor

Washington spin and dark money have come to North Dakota politics. Jeff Hoverson has been the target of attack ads from the Brighter Future Alliance.  The first ad accused him of voting to defund the North Dakota National Guard and of not being a supporter of the military.  There was…
June 1, 2022
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