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Letters to the Tribune

LETTER: Measure 3 needs to be written differently

The folks who wrote Measure 3 should scrap what they've got and start from scratch. As Measure 3 stands now, which is what we'll be voting on, the lack of rules and regulations make it completely unreasonable and unrealistic.If what they want is to have recreational marijuana legal in this ...

9-22 Letters to the Tribune

McEvers well qualified for courtOn Nov. 6, 2018, the voters of North Dakota will be electing a candidate for the North Dakota Supreme Court. Justice Lisa McEvers is on the non-party ballot for reelection to that 10-year term. She has served with distinction on the Court for more than four ...

9-1 Letters to the Tribune

Who I am and where I come fromI am asking for your vote in the ND Supreme Court election. Before you vote you deserve to know who I am and where I come from.I grew up on a small farm on the edge of Oberon, N.D. I did all the farm boy things (think "chores") and all the small town boy things. ...

8-18 Letters to the Tribune

Re: Cemetery plants and flowersAs a little background, I am a member of a family who owns six plots at the Persilla Watts Cemetery of Rugby. I too was stunned when learning plants which had been purchased by families of loved ones and had been placed as memorials on grave sites were being ...

8-11 Letters to the Tribune

Re: Cemetery flowersOn behalf of the Main Street Project volunteers, I would like to clarify the chain of events that led to cemetery flowers being relocated to Main Avenue. During planning for the pop-up demonstration, we were looking for inexpensive ways to improve Main Avenue temporarily. ...

LETTER: Cemetery flowers relocated

At the approval of a Persilla Watts Cemetery board member, a group of people took planters from Persilla Watts and planted the flowers in the tires on Main Avenue of Rugby. They said the flowers were half dead, so it was okay!As owner of Rugby Greenhouse, I was very disappointed, upset, ...

LETTER: Scripture use doesn’t pass test

Gospel stories tell that after Jesus' baptism, when he is led into the desert, the Devil cites verses from the Psalms in an effort to tempt Jesus to jump down from the pinnacle of the Jerusalem temple. Thus we learn that even the Devil can twist passages from the scriptures to his own ...

LETTER: Do we want passenger rail service?

It has come to my attention that the current Board of Directors and the CEO of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation a/k/a AMTRAK would just as soon eliminate all long distance trains in America. They cite costs, aging equipment and safety concerns as their reasons behind this misguided ...

3-17 Letters to the Tribune

Leave it to a liberal to think "one-shot muzzleloaders" was the only thing James Madison had in mind when he helped draft the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution, The Bill of Rights.Professor Omdahl needs to study history better. His lofty imaginings of how and why our government was ...

LETTER: Does Hamm run North Dakota?

It should come as no surprise that Oklahoma oil man, Harold Hamm, is set to be national finance campaign chair for Republican Kevin Cramer's bid for the US Senate. After all, thanks to Republican-led tax cuts for out-of-state corporations over the past several ND legislative sessions, and oil ...