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Letters to the Tribune

LETTER: Re: What’s happened to the GOP?

I feel compelled to respond to a recent letter that was submitted by Albert Krueger, who is one of the candidates that is challenging Senator Jerry Klein, Rep. Robin Weisz, and me for District 14 Republican legislative primary endorsement.The one thing that I will give each of our opponents is ...

LETTER: Dispensing with district drama

Recently, I have been surprised by the drama and emotional rhetoric expressed in the articles and letters to the editor lambasting the District 14 Republican organization. I have been left wondering if this is the same District 14 that I have been a part of for more than 8 years as it has been ...

LETTER: Newcomers didn’t understand District 14 politics

I am a long-time Republican activist in District 14. Mr Fred and other anti-Common Core activists came to the District 14 reorganizing convention in the spring of 2015. No one expected them to show up and they elected the chairman and vice chairman of District 14. There are 13 other members of ...

LETTER: Measure 1 is a new face on rejected ideas

As I've listened to the discussion on SB 2351 and now Measure 1 I've noticed that there is a point of view that has been absent from the debate. That point of view is how the results of the November 2014 election apply to this issue.There were two questions on the ballot that are very similar ...

LETTER: What’s happened to the GOP?

Are there still conservative values in the GOP? I would like to think and hope so; but, what I have witnessed since entering the District 14 Legislative race this April along with Dennis Fred and Glen Baltrusch, makes me wonder. The once respectable conservative party that I grew up with seems ...

Letter: Bully on the playground

We have a bully on the playground.How long are we going to allow this? Gov. Dalrymple, Doug Burgum or Wayne Stenehjem: what are you going to do or say to this bully?He says we are not a nation founded on godly principles.We allow and pay for, from our tax dollars, people to murder our unborn ...

Letter: Entering the danger zone

I would like to complement Ashley on her editorial a couple weeks ago and add some facts to the danger of the mail in ballot.As we have spent time talking to many people about this, we have found a lot of discouragement with people over the mail in ballot. There has been much concern over the ...

Letter: What’s been done with our money

District 14 Legislators Klein, Nelson and Weisz are telling us they provided $600 million in income tax relief, $2.5 billion in property tax relief and $50 million to town and county township roads, with NO Tax Rate Increases? Really? HERE'S THE REST OF THE STORY:Government only has money it ...

Letter: Support Heart of America Library

A strong public library is an important asset to a community. The Heart of America Library in Rugby has been just that for many years. Our library has evolved from a library that just checked out books to people in our community to a library that provides many reading options; large print ...

Letter: Jon Nelson represents rural North Dakota 

Jon Nelson, a District 14 Representative and member of the ND Appropriations Committee, Human Services Budget section, is a community-minded leader who works hard for rural North Dakota. Throughout the last two sessions, Jon went above and beyond to provide support for the Annie's House ...