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Fuel and Fire – A Case for Federal Forest Management and Reforms

For most Montanans, this is not just another fire season. The 2017 season started early and is predicted to continue until a season-ending event such as rain or snow by November. Unfortunately for the thousands of people evacuated from their homes,...

 

Letter to the Editor: Property Tax Appeals

Summer is not the only major event that arrives in June of every year. Another annual occurrence is the appearance in mailboxes all over the State of new property appraisals from the Montana Department of Revenue. The receipt of this document is met...

 
 By Jerry Kessler    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Dad Never Knew

It is time to celebrate another Father’s Day. We should honor our fathers, but that doesn’t always happen. At this time of the year I reflect on what it was like when I was a kid, and what it was like between me and my dad. Of course I loved my...

 
 By Jon Tester    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Guest Column: President Trump's Budget

When my wife Sharla and I sit down to do our budget each year we outline our priorities.  Whether it’s spending more money on new equipment or spending a little less and fixing it up yourself—it’s a balancing act and you see what our prioritie...

 

Letter to the Editor: Action on Infrastructure

In President Trump's recent joint address to Congress, he called for a national time of rebuilding, while recalling the last great infrastructure undertaking in our country, the Interstate Highway Sys...

 

Government over reach

This letter is in regards to local government over reach and the total disregard for the constitution of the United States. By not only the federal level but also just as importantly the local level my personal testimony to my latest encounter with...

 

Creating the country we want takes more than voting

I’m a millennial woman. I voted for Donald Trump and I am not sorry. I did not vote for him because he’s a man; because he’s inspiring me or because I agree with everything he says. I voted for him because I thought we would have more economic...

 

Letter to the Editor

The E-rase your E-waste committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2016 E-rase your E-waste events in Sidney and Fairview this past spring and fall. The official results are now in for our fall event held Sept. 9-10 in Sidney...

 

State Auditor's Office Letter to the Editor

Election to the State Auditor’s Office means the individual will serve as Insurance Commissioner for Montana. This person will play a critical role in setting policy which will effect nearly every man, woman, and child in our state. Whether...

 

Letter to the Editor

My brother, Billy Bolken, passed away last month from Alzheimers disease. I am challenging all clients that Billy did work for to make a tax-free donation to the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimers-Fargo, ND on behalf of Darin Bolken at h...

 

The MonDak Yak

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Letter to the Editor

My brother, Billy Bolken, passed away last month from Alzheimers disease. I am challenging all clients that Billy did work for to make a tax-free donation to the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimers-Fargo, ND on behalf of Darin Bolken at h...

 

Letter to the Editor

My brother, Billy Bolken, passed away last month from Alzheimers disease. I am challenging all clients that Billy did work for to make a tax-free donation to the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimers-Fargo, ND on behalf of Darin Bolken at h...

 

Letter to the Editor

Where are your dollars going every month? More specifically, where are your food dollars are going? Montanans spend more than $3 billion dollars per year on food. Up until 2010, the value of all the livestock and crops produced by farms and ranches...

 

Letters To The Editor

Attend Public Meeting In Billings Notice of an upcoming meeting to all interested in not removing the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project Diversion Dam at Intake. There is another group that wants to remove the Intake structure. We are inviting the...

 

Letter To The Editor

Sidney School Board Members, We are writing this letter in support of Mr. Ross Hall, the activities director at Sidney High School. We believe Mr. Hall is truly an asset to our community and we encourage the school board to change their vote and...

 
 By Duane Mitchell    Opinion    May 4, 2016

Letter To The Editor

I just heard the Governor for our great state of Montana say he tried to get an “Infrastructure Bill” passed during the last legislative session. He said it was due to “partisan politics” that it didn’t happen. I have been trying to get...

 

Letter To The Editor

For years the GOP has controlled the Montana Legislature, and the Democrats have fought against them. Prior to this partisan divide both parties worked together for the greater good of all Montanans. This is no longer the case. Instead of both...

 
 By Dustin Manuel    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Letter To The Editor

Dear Voters, My name is Dustin Manuel; this is to announce my candidacy to run for the Fairview School Board. I am asking for your support. Growing up in New Town, ND I know the challenges of a small town and the importance of a good education. When...

 

Letter to the Editor:

I’m a loud and proud Democratic socialist and atheist. Bernie Sanders is my candidate, yet I will be casting my vote for Casey Brock, a Republican, Christian candidate for Senate District 18 during the primary on June 7. Why? A recent decision of...

 

Will Zinke help take away American sovereignty?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an attack on American sovereignty and must be stopped. Of all the TPP’s attacks on Americans’ prosperity and independence, perhaps the worst is its termination of American sovereignty and property rights....

 

A Mother's Son

I am not sure how to start. Do I start at the end or the beginning? I thought that I would start at the end then go back to what I believe is the beginning. My son Ryan James Chatterton committed...

 

Letter to the Editor: Why I Am A Republican

Dear Editor, Since launching my campaign a few weeks ago, I have been asked by a few friends and family members who knew of my political leanings in high school and college, why I am such a committed Republican now, when I used to...

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    December 30, 2015

Guest Opinion: If It's Broke, Let's Fix It

If it’s broke, let’s fix it. That’s what Montanans need to do with our dysfunctional office of Lt. Governor. The dysfunction dates back for at least a half-century. After serving as Governor in the nineteen fifty’s, Republican Hugo Aronson...

 

Letter to the Editor

It has been a privilege to watch the progress as the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial takes shape in Fort Peck. This summer, with the help of some heavy equipment, cleared and leveled ground gave way to the 38-foot high main monument, 10 walls of...

 

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