American political theater gets crazier if that’s possible, veteran interviews with area veterans and Mike Berg weighs in on “today’s kids”

Roy Moore
US Senate Candidate
State of Alabama
Agnes Sure
Commander, USN (ret)

Former Grand Forks Central football coach Mike Berg makes a poiint Thursday during his Coaching Boys into Men presentation.JOHN STENNES

A crazy day in American politics as another accuser comes forward to accuse Roy Moore of sexual assault in Alabama when she was a minor.

During a week that we honor veterans, we’ll hear from two who are no longer with us:

(1) Harris Holman was born in Hatton, was a Staff Sergeant of US Army Rangers and fought at Normandy on June 6, 1944,

(2) Agnes Sure was born in Bottineau County, was a LT(jg) Navy Nurse at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

We’ll also visit with Mike Berg and ask “are kids different” these days?

A overwhelming approval, gas prices & Grand Forks ballot initiatives over the years

John Lotysz

We’ll talk about the results of the Sales Tax vote with Grand Forks native John Lotysz, gas prices and ballot initiatives over the years… Riverside Pool… The Waterpark.

Mac also discusses the future and the need to find new solutions and approaches to old problems because raising taxes simply cannot be sustained.

Reaction to a resounding Sales Tax win: Todd Feland & Dana Sande

Todd Feland
City Administrator
City of Grand Forks

A year after voters rejected one sales tax proposal they overwhelmingly approved a second one by a margin of almost 3 to 1.  Grand Forks City Administrator Todd Feland and City Council President Dana Sande joined MacTalk to discuss their thoughts on the dramatic turnaround.

Bottom Line:  They listened to the voters.

Dana Sande
GF City Council

Jessie Vedder: recently misunderstood columnist, singer, rancher, wife and mother

Jessie Veeder poses in front of her parents’ home on the Veeder Ranch near Watford City, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum Communications Co.

Jessie Vedder recently wrote what she thought was a humorous column for the Herald but it turns out that some readers didn’t see the humor in it.  The ominous headline (she didn’t write it) of the column was “Husband’s response makes me question life decisions” — I read it and was confused, so we talked about it.