HURRICANE HARVEY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Todd Feland

Todd Feland
City Administrator
City of Grand Forks

Todd Feland, the City Administrator of the City of Grand Forks and former the Public Works Department Head in post-flood Grand Forks, joined us to discuss Emergency Operations as Hurricane Harvey and its residual storms continue to pound southeast Texas.

Is there a larger role for active duty military units to play, especially in the first 7-10 days of a disaster.  They do it around the world and can be alerted and used during the height of the disaster, and so time is not lost in mobilization and movement.

THE RYDELL HOUR… YOUR CAR’S ELECTRICAL ECO-SYSTEM: Randy Sattler, Craig Rogne & Kathy Lind

Craig Rogne
Rydell Service Center
Kathy Lind
Guest Experience Mgr
Randy Sattler
Rydell Collision Center

The Rydell folks join us to talk your car’s electrical system and how it works, aftermarket additions that can tax your system, care for your battery and we even the subject of nitrogen in your tires and why that’s a good idea.

HOW TO TREAT OUR CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS: Al Berger

Albert Berger
Historian
University of North Dakota

Al Berger is a Ph.D at the University of North Dakota’s History Department.  He joined us to talk about how monuments to Confederate soldiers and leaders ought to be treated in the wake of the riot in Charlottesville.

Slavery, its aftermath and how the United States healed itself after the Civil War certainly merits study to understand, but can a nation that communicates in 140 characters handle such a debate?

We also discusses the need to learn from our history and not hide it for the sake of our own comfort.  No community is immune to it, Grand Forks has wrestled with memorializing Charles Thurber who was lynched from the Sorlie Bridge in 1882 since before 1997.

HOW TO EVALUATE A USED CAR: Randy Sattler & Craig Rogne

Craig Rogne
Rydell Service Center
Randy Sattler
Rydell Collision Center

Randy Sattler & Craig Rogne joined the program today to talk used cars! From data services for used cars to inspections by your friendly mechanic to bringing it in to the Rydell Auto Group and having it inspected… Randy & Craig talk best practices for getting the most out of your Used Car search.

We also talk about sitting down and making a budget that INCLUDES an extended warranty and taking your time to that you find exactly what you want at a price you can afford.

The Rydell Guys give GREAT ADVICE for used car buyers: (1) car data is a tool, nut normally not 100% complete, (2) have it inspected by someone you trust or bring it to the Rydell Auto Group and use a business you can trust, (3) make a budget that includes money for an extended warranty and finally (4) take your time.

THE 11TH ANNUAL UAS SUMMIT & EXPO: Terry Sando

Terry Sando
Grand Forks EDC
Dir, UAS Sector Development

Terry Sando is the Director of UAS Sector Development at the Grand Forks Region Economic Development, he joined us to talk about the 11th Annual UAS Summit & Expo.

Terry also discusses the most exciting innovations in the world of UAS, especially in the area of agriculture and emergency operations.  The Summit takes place on August 21-23, 2017 at the Alerus Center.