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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.

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In the Opinion of Michael Connelly

Letter to the Editor

Biden’s solution to gas prices: “Under my plan, which is before Congress now, we can take advantage of the next generation of electric vehicles, that a typical driver will save about $80 a month from not having to pay gas at the pump.”So allow me to break that baby down for you! According to the […]
by Cathy Brenan
April 2, 2022
In the Opinion of Michael Connelly

Letter to the Editor

Confessions of Modern Day Patriot I have a confession to make: I haven’t always been a Republican. It was my senior year in high school. The year was 1976. Jimmy Carter was running for President. Being the democrat I was raised, and the bleeding heart that cries at movies, I began to listen more closely […]
by Gary Emineth
April 1, 2022
In the Opinion of Michael Connelly

Letter to the Editor

Confessions of Modern Day Patriot “A Room Without Books is a Room Without a Soul”William Shakespeare I have a confession to make. I haven’t read a lot of Shakespeare in my life, but this is one quote that has made me stop and think. About things that you instinctively know are about something bigger than […]
by Gary Emineth
March 29, 2022
In the Opinion of Michael Connelly

Letter to the Editor

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower. As a farmer and an active North Dakota Farm Bureau (NDFB) member that has worked directly with their policy, I took great interest in Joel Heitkamp’s interview with State Representative and U.S. […]
by Sarah Lovas
March 20, 2022

Breath of Fresh Air

Letter to the Editor We experienced a severely needed breath of fresh air Saturday night from Dr. Scott Atlas at The Barn at 52 Pines in Burlington. I came to the event with a low bar of expectations as Dr. Atlas had just written his book, A Plague Upon Our House, and I anticipated a […]
by Willy Fielhaber
March 4, 2022

Letter to the Editor

Healthcare workers deserve our thanks I write this letter to all of North Dakota’s healthcare workers and organizations with a message of hope and health. I/we look forward to a year ahead, free of this dark cloak of COVID-19 that has challenged all of us for the past two years. All the while, with the […]
by John Kutch
February 2, 2022

Special Request

For D-Day Veteran who will turn 99 on Feb. 8 It was June 6, 1944, D-Day….  As part of the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division (known as the Ivy Division), Sgt. Edward John Zilli had crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary, landed in Scotland, rode a blacked out train to a small village in […]
by Ted Bolton
January 19, 2022

Letter to the Editor

What would you have done?  Imagine our government telling a private organization (e.g. United Way) who they can hire for their management?  Our state legislators (our government) during a special session, starting November 8th, quickly forwarded and passed a bill giving the Chairman of the Republican Party of North Dakota (a private organization), the right to […]
by Jay Lundeen
January 14, 2022
In the Opinion of Michael Connelly

A Case for the Constitution and a Better Conversation for Every American Citizen

In February of 2015 North Dakota made it a requirement to have a civics examination where students must get at least 70 questions right to pass and gain eligibility for graduation. It’s hard at the time of such a change to know if it is suiting the purpose it was designed to,  and it’s very […]
by Michael Connelly
November 11, 2021
In the Opinion of Michael Connelly

It’s Time to Stand Up for Our Kids

I walk by the picture probably 50 times a day. It’s framed on my kitchen wall—an aproned mother hen, hands on hips, looking down at the small yellow chicks gathered at her feet. The group is flanked by five words, all caps: “I’M THE MOMMY, THAT’S WHY!” Parents, it’s time we reclaim this truth.  Over […]
by Jaymes Elliot
October 27, 2021

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