THE RYDELL HOUR: Randy Sattler & Kathy Lind

Kathy Lind
Randy Sattler
Rydell Collision Center

Randy Sattler & Kathy Lind of the Rydell GM Auto Center joined the program to talk car sales, car news and answer your all your car questions.

Listen as we talk:  (1) new Chevy truck deals, (2)  a SECOND grill giveaway (an $1,800 grill) and (3) Honda lease specials and (4) a buy three tires and get one free deal!

Randy talks truck bed paint repairs and hole repairs in the side of a vehicle.  Another GREAT DISCUSSION about auto care and auto deals!

A GRAND ART PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN: Todd Feland

Todd Feland
City Administator
City of Grand Forks

Todd Feland, City Adminstrator for the City of Grand Forks joined us to talk about the City’s “Parks & Open Space Plan” in the wake of Jonathan Holth’s call for Grand Forks to create a Grand Plan for art in downtown Grand Forks.

Feland outlines what the City is doing currently which will be presented to the Committee of the Whole this coming Monday evening.

DEVELOPMENT & A GRAND ART PLAN: Jon Holth

Jon Holth

Jon Holth was an outspoken advocate for developing Arbor Park. In the aftermath of the election he is talking about a Grand Art Plan for downtown Grand Forks, the necessity for such a plan and why it makes sense.

Holth, the co-owner of the Toasted Frog Restaurants that are located in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck also discusses his recently announced position as interim president and CEO of the the Downtown Community Partnership in Fargo.

ALL MAC: Elected Bodies NOT on TV, Voting, The Rodriguez Appeal, Parenting

Mac
at the Gammy Museum with Colleen

Mac takes emails and waxes eloquent about the following:

(1) You duty to vote

(2)  Why the Arbor Park issue was a big issue —  and — Why are there still ELECTED BODIES NOT ON TV?  Why don’t they allow their meetings to be televised live or even recorded to be aired later on local access channels?

(3)  The Rodriguez appeal

(4)  Parenting

THE BASICS FACTS OF ARBOR PARK: Todd Feland

Todd Feland
City Administrator
City of Grand Forks

The City Administrator for the City of Grand Forks, Todd Feland, joined us to discuss three basic questions that surround the Arbor Park issue:

(1)  What is a “Renaissance Zone Tax Benefit”?

(2)  If the development moves ahead, will the art in Arbor Park be preserved?

(3)  Is the City investing any money in this development?

Todd Feland answers these basic questions about the Arbor Park proposal that will go before the citizens of Grand Forks next week.

BOB ROST INTENDS TO RUN FOR COUNTY COMMISSION — Sheriff Bob Rost

Bob Rost
Sheriff, GF County

June 14, 2017, Hour 1

Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost joined MacTalk to discuss drugs and crime that might be associated with drug use.  Is there a change afoot in the area?

As our interview wound down and we began discussing the danger of ATV’s, traffic fines in North Dakota (he thinks they’re a joke) and his personal future after his term expires in 2018, Rost plainly stated the following “I’m going to run for County Commission I think.”

 

THE MCDEAN HOUR: Kevin Dean

Kevin Dean

Monday, June 12 2017, Hour 1

Longtime Grand Forks newsman and information guy Kevin Dean joined us to talk current events in the region.

We learn about Kevin’s career, his thoughts on the current state of journalism and his concern about what he sees as the number one issue in Grand Forks:  infrastructure.

STATE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING – ARBOR PARK: Dana Sande

Dana Sande
President
GF City Council

Tuesday, June 12 2017, Hour 2

Dana Sande, President of the Grand Forks City Council, is concerned about the situation the City of Grand Forks finds itself in financially as a result of a decrease in State funding of infrastructure combined with a declining City Sales Tax.  The Bottom Line – there are dark clouds on the horizon for every local government in the state.

In a pointed interview as the vote on Arbor Park gets under way, Sande expressed frustration over what he believes are falsehoods about the “standard Renaissance Zone incentives” that apply to the Ritterman project that could be built in Arbor Park if approved and emphasized the importance of this vote for much needed tax revenue and as a message to developers that Grand Forks is business friendly.

A frank and interesting interview.

 

THE FISHING REPORT: Greg Lotysz & Bruce Nelson

Bruce Nelson

Friday, June 09 2017, Hour 2

Summer is here and fishing on the Red River is in full swing.  Bruce Nelson joins us to bring us up to date on the latest news from the Red River Valley Catfish Club, their  leagues and robust level of participation they’re experiencing this year.

Red River and Devils Lake fisherman Greg Lotysz talks pointers for fathers to get their kids fishing which can be a lifelong hobby.

Let’s talk fishing!  Great stuff from two local fishermen and community leaders.

Greg Lotysz

GREAT TACOS & SHIS KEBAB: Kim Holmes

Kim Holmes
Official Chef
of MacTalk

Friday, June 09 2017, Hour 1

The MacTalk Head Chef Kim Holmes joins us to talk (1) WHAT MAKES A GREAT TACO AND (2) SHISH KEBAB… a favorite summer… and favorite ingredients to include in TACO IN A BAG!

SHISH KEBAB — what kind of beef, chicken,  pork or even fish?  Favorite marinade?  Vegetables & fruits?  Cooking instructions?

We cover it all!