August 31, 2003
I was thrilled to see the article on Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota ["Roosevelt's Home on the Range," July 20]. I am a native of North Dakota, and my heart will always be there. It was great to see the state reflected in a positive light instead of as some place almost off the planet. The colors in the Grand Canyon may be beautiful, but the colors in Theodore Roosevelt Park are beyond description. The article did not mention that the Maah Daah Hey Trail now connects both units of the park [through Little Missouri National Grassland]
March 10, 2006
Re "South Dakota vs. Roe," editorial, March 8 The first thing that is very apparent from the first sentence of the editorial is that "pro-choice" does not mean pro-choice at all. It means "pro-abortion." I am sure you would not allow people to call themselves pro-choice and then make the choice to save the life of their unborn babies. News outlets keep promoting the lie that if Roe vs. Wade were overturned, abortion would go away. It would not; it would simply go back to the states.
February 28, 2006
Re "S.D. House Approves Abortion Bill," Feb. 25 One couldn't tell it is the 21st century by watching the attempt by South Dakota's legislators to get abortion outlawed everywhere in this country by pushing the issue on the Supreme Court. It is a total waste of time, effort and tax dollars to even discuss an issue such as abortion because it is a personal issue and not one the government should be involved in. It is a moral issue that should be decided by the individual. Anything less amounts to legislated religion.
April 19, 2009
South Dakota's Black Hills region encompasses Mt. Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, several majestic state and national parks, magnificent roads, incredible scenery and wonderful wildlife. It was one of our best trips ever. South Dakota Office of Tourism, (800) 732-5682, www.travelsd.com Joe and Sue Berk Upland
June 7, 2009 |
A nearly 14-hour standoff on a ranch ended with the arrest of two men who escaped from a rural Alabama prison more than 1,200 miles away, a federal law enforcement official said. Joshua Southwick, 26, and Ashton Mink, 22, were apprehended after two shootouts with North Dakota law enforcement, nearly two weeks after their escape from the Perry County Detention Center in Uniontown, Ala. Also taken into custody were two women who authorities said helped the men escape -- Mink's sister and wife, Angela Diana Mink and Jacquelin Rae Kennamer Mink, both 25. The four had eluded law enforcement in at least seven states until a robbery at a video store in North Dakota around midnight Friday.