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 By Brad Tschida    Opinion    April 8, 2020 

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor, I am the current Republican Majority Leader in the Montana House. Early in the 2019 Legislative Session, I noticed Freshman Rep. Joel Krautter voting for bills that were contrary to established Republican Platform positions. I visited wi...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, ‘Krautter is a Prolife Ally’ When considering support of a candidate, our first concern is whether or not that person is pro-life. Through talking with Representative Joel Krautter and reviewing his voting record, we have found him t...

 

Letter To The Editor

Pro-life organizations around the state are aghast at Joel Krautter’s assertions in your wonderful publication. As a decades-long resident of Montana, a Constitutional Republican, a Christian volunteer, and a pro-life activist, the record needs to...

 

Letter To The Editor

I saw Rep. Joel Krautter’s article in the Roundup, as did many conservatives around the state, and I want to respond to it. As the former executive director of the Montana Family Coalition, I need to respond to it for the sake of honesty. The...

 

Setting The Record Straight On Local Election Season Fake News

The commencement of election season has brought a rash of fake news being written by right-wing extremists, borrowing a play from the radical left, and spread on social media about my voting record. The distortions concern pro-life issues and my...

 
 By Tom Halvorson    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Public Comment To MDU And PSC: Talking To Plugged Ears

Large numbers of Richland County people have given public comment about closure of MDU’s Lewis and Clark Station at Sidney. We did this four times to MDU and three times to the Public Service Commission. Richland County Commissioners have filed...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, For years we have watched the passion of the “Pro-choice” and anti-gun people and the progress they have made. There has been over 50 million babies killed by abortion since 1973, plus thousands of women have died, in the process....

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to sincerely thank the many attendees at the town hall forum hosted by the Republican Party to discuss making Richland County a sanctuary county for the Second Amendment and...

 

Letter To The Editor

Dear Richland County, As pastors in this community with the charge to care for the “least of these” (Matthew 25:40), our heart is burdened for the unborn. We encourage the attendance of all people of faith and/or conscience to attend the Jan. 20...

 

"The Long Goodbye – Part 2"

Many of you may not remember who “Dr Dirt” was. I am an Internal Medicine physician who has worked in this area since 1986. I took a sabbatical from medicine for several years. I have been back in medicine for over six years, doing what I was alw...

 

Letter To The Editor

Dear Sidney Community, On behalf of Richland Opportunities, Inc. I would like to personally thank the many people in our community that helped make the 1st Annual ROI Prom a huge success. There were many staff that put in a lot of hours of their own...

 

Letter To The Editor

The E-rase your E-waste Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2019 Spring E-rase your E-waste events in Sidney and Fairview. The official tallies are now in and, altogether,...

 

Guest Opinion: Productive Legislative Session Adjourns

The legislature has finished its work after 87 days. The session was filled with many long days at the Capitol but we saw many legislative breakthroughs that will benefit our district and all of Montana. The driving force behind these victories was...

 

Letter to the Editor: Legislature Enters Final Month

The past two weeks have been some of the biggest weeks in the House during the session. Contentious bills we took up in the House included Representative Buttrey’s Medicaid Reform and Integrity...

 

Letter To The Editor: Legislative Bill HB 710

I will never forget the day I learned the cost of my husband’s new medication: $9,000 per month, totaling $108,000 per year. Panic set in as we wondered how we would pay. We researched alternatives. There weren’t any, even though the drug has...

 

Wild Horses Are Valuable But Unused Fire-Prevention Resources

This Letter to the Editor is in response to a news-article in the April 3rd edition of The Roundup titled "Farm Bureau Members Attend Advisory Meetings, Meet With Congressional Offices In D.C." Wild horses stand ready to reduce the incidence of...

 

Why I'm Supporting Representative Buttrey's Medicaid Reform and Integrity Act

The 2015 Montana legislature passed the Medicaid Expansion program in Montana, providing healthcare coverage to low income and disabled individuals. Importantly this act included work/training programs, premiums, as well as a 4 year expiration...

 

Catch and Keep Or Let Them Swim Away

It’s often said that Montana is like a small town with long streets. Montanans may be separated by hundreds of miles but it’s amazing how many mutual friends you find you have after talking with someone for five minutes in this giant small town....

 

Opinion: Trade Wars

I am a third-generation farmer and rancher in Montana. My family has a long history of working the land and raising cattle. I understand full well the negative impact low commodity prices have on agriculture and the communities that rely on...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: The E-rase your E-waste committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2018 E-rase your E-waste event in Sidney this fall. The official results are now in for our fall event held Sept. 7-8 in Sidney where MonDak...

 

Protecting Montana From Attacks On Our Health Care

“I am a cancer survivor, as is my 22 year old son. It is frightening to think that both of us may be uninsurable in the future if this trend continues.” That is a portion of the letter I recently received from a Montanan named Karen. Karen wrote...

 

Guest Opinion

We’ve been complacent. We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is. But the reckless attacks have continued,...

 
 By Tom Halvorson    Opinion    July 25, 2018

Summary Judgment In Irrigation Case Cause For Celebration With Caution

Federal district court judge Brian Morris issued his summary judgment ruling in the lawsuit that threatened to end irrigation in the lower Yellowstone valley. The ruling is cause for joy and celebration with caution. The ruling is a solid win for our...

 
 By John Mercer    Opinion    May 30, 2018

Deciding on our HD35 Representative

Elections bring out some very interesting advertising by candidates. I’m concerned about a term called, ‘campaign conservative,’ meaning someone is a conservative but only until after the election. As that relates to our area, we have our...

 
 By June Buckle    Opinion    May 30, 2018

To The Editor

Most voters requesting absentee ballots have noticed that in this primary election the Public Service Commission in District 1 is up for election in June. Travis Kavulla, our current Public Service Commissioner for District 1, is at the end of his...

 

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