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Thomas Raymond Savageau
Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
September 23, 2015
Letter: Heitkamp makes the rational choice
I would like to thank Senator Heitkamp for wading through the political shouting match and making the rational choice to keep our nation safe while giving diplomacy a chance. Unlike so many in our political system these days, Senator Heitkamp reserved judgment, listened...
September 23, 2015 - 12:05am
Letter: Local Hospice hosting event, attend to help with grief
The topic of grief and healing is not an easy one. Perhaps you’ve felt societal expectations to grieve the “right” way and have been greeted with messages to “carry on,” “keep your chin up” “and keep busy.” Our culture’s discomfort with grief often inhibits those...
September 23, 2015 - 12:03am
September 16, 2015
Letter: Continue help for schools to combat obesity
Congress will be debating the reauthorization of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in the coming weeks, so this year’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness month couldn’t be better timed. I applaud school districts across North Dakota for doing their part to combat childhood obesity,...
September 16, 2015 - 12:14am
September 2, 2015
Letter: Work ongoing after North Dakota legislative session
Activity has not slowed down after the end of the legislative session. Interim committees have been established and most have had their first meetings. The Health Services committee will continue its study of access to dental services throughout North Dakota. We heard from the director...
September 2, 2015 - 2:40am
Letter: Keeping kids safe in back-to-school season
There’s no greater proof of the value of education in North Dakota than the photos in every family scrapbook of the first day of school. As the dog days of summer come to a close, I’m reminded of some of my favorite moments as a parent in snapshots of my own son and daughter,...
September 2, 2015 - 12:39am
July 22, 2015
Letter: North Dakotans should demand smoke free
If you have not read the June 30 New York Times article titled, “U.S. Chamber of Commerce Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures,” please do so. While we acknowledge there is, at times, a disconnect between national, state and local organizations such as the Chambers of...
July 22, 2015 - 12:09am
July 15, 2015
Letter: Conference to be good opportunity for policymakers
This year, North Dakota has a wonderful opportunity as it serves as host for the 70th annual meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference. The conference reflects the long-held idea that states should be our nation’s “laboratories of democracy.” This is an important conference...
July 15, 2015 - 1:23am
Letter: City never asked state for help with water plant
I was very concerned with the comments made by West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern following the city’s July 6 decision to rely on Fargo for additional water supply. Speaking about West Fargo’s decision to contract with Fargo for water, Mattern blamed the State Water Commission, the...
July 15, 2015 - 12:22am
June 24, 2015
Letter: Keep supporting kidney disease programs
I was diagnosed with kidney disease in January 2010. This is the toughest thing that I ever went through in my life, and I want to help others avoid what I am going through. Over 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet only 10% are aware they have it....
June 24, 2015 - 3:57pm
June 10, 2015
Letter: Renaissance Program grateful to sponsors
The West Fargo High School Renaissance Program would like to thank and recognize the area businesses and organizations that helped sponsor our activities this year. The donations received helped our organization to reward extraordinary West Fargo High School students and staff throughout...
June 10, 2015 - 12:10am
June 3, 2015
Letter: Knodel holds NDU, WFEA memberships
I am writing to clarify some of the remarks made by Ivan Opp in his letter published May 28. Aaron Knodel is indeed a member of North Dakota United, the association formerly known as the North Dakota Education Association, as well as the West Fargo Education Association, which is...
June 3, 2015 - 7:40am
May 27, 2015
Letter: Appreciating the work of police
I was running late Friday morning bringing my 15-year-old to school at Sheyenne High School and the cops were standing at one entrance and one exit of the high school drop off. I thought, ‘Here we go, tickets for no seat belts.’ As usual, there's that moment of no return...
May 27, 2015 - 12:43am
May 12, 2015
Letter: Sheyenne post-prom committee grateful
West Fargo Sheyenne’s inaugural Post Prom was held the night of April 25 at Liberty Middle School. This event was another example of the generosity of our Mustang community. Because of the many contributions of goods, money and time, we were able to offer a quality event that...
May 12, 2015 - 4:47pm
May 6, 2015
Letter: AG should drop charges in Knodel case
Enough is enough. Within a mere 40 minutes of deliberation, the jury for the Aaron Knodel trial voted unanimously to acquit the defendant of 3 charges—11 of those honest jurors publicly stated they voted “not guilty” on all five at that time. If it were not for one juror,...
May 6, 2015 - 12:54am
April 29, 2015
Letter: Time is running out
In the flurry that is the end of the legislative session, there exists a dread of being overlooked. Time is running out, money is being allocated and, the reality is, some constituencies/issues get lost in the shuffle. Thankfully for North Dakota taxpayers, this session,...
April 29, 2015 - 5:07pm