To the editor, A couple of weeks ago I was dragging my garbage (I am disabled, and use a walker) to the garbage container. And then—wow!—a fire truck pulls over and two firemen get out of the truck and say "Hey, we'll take care of that for you." I was really surprised and thought that this is why I live in Grand Forks. I really think that those two firemen made my day, and reminded me that even in a world filled with crime and days filled with negative thoughts there there are good people in the world.
To the editor, I cannot believe the driving on the streets of Grand Forks. Was there an announcement that Grand Forks does not have to follow any traffic regulations in the State of North Dakota? I guess that when there is a posted speed of 40 mph, that really means kind of like 40, so 50 and 60 are close, so that's OK. And forget about four-way stops, they have turned into pause-and-go stops.
To the editor, I think there is a real need to help the disabled seniors who can't shovel their snow or cut their grass. We as a community need to step up and give a hand. There needs to be some kind of list of adults or older age children that would be available to help out. I am ready to pay for the services, and I'm sure others would be fine with that.
To the editor, I read state Sen. Scott Meyer's letter about Heidi Heitkamp. I knew I had heard language like this before: Donald Trump, who always says (not nice) things about people he doesn't like or people that have a lot of power or following. t is so easy to pick up a shovel and throw dirt. Heidi Heitkamp fights for the farmers, the elderly,children, the whole state of North Dakota. She helped me when it was taking nine months to get my disability check. I had a check in the mail in two weeks. I couldn't have gone through the red tape myself.
One day recently, I watched the news to learn the fate of our country's health care system. One reporter was interviewing three of the top ranking Republican representatives in the U.S. House. I almost fell out of my chair: the three were asked if they had read the health care bill—and all three said, "I didn't, but my people did. That's why I have them." Think about that.
I think most of the people writing in to voice their feelings on Measure 7 don’t actually buy prescriptions. I have lived in quite a few different cities and states,...