COPING WITH THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE & LIVING WELL AS A RETIREE: Ruth Ann Nicholls Schleif

Ruth Ann Nicholls Schleif

Ruth Ann Nicholls Schleif is a longtime resident of East Grand Forks, she joined us to talk about coping with the loss of a spouse and then quitting a job and living well as a retiree.

A great interview that is full of insights on life and continuing to live through the challenges life places in front of you.

AREA DRUG & CRIME TRENDS: Chief Mike Hedlund, Lt Derik Zimmel & Sheriff Bob Rost

June 14, 2017, Hour 1

Is illegal drug use increasing in the Grand Forks – East Grand Forks area?  Is crime increasing due to increased drug use in the area? Or, are the numbers using drugs the same and we’re reading about them more because of the powerful nature of the drugs they are using?

We ask three longtime area law enforcement officers about their observations on drug use and crime, is it changing?  Here’s what they had to say.

BREAKING NEWS:  Bob Rost plans to run for a County Commissioner seat.

Chief Mike Hedlund,
EGF Police Department
Derik Zimmel
Lt, GFPD
Bob Rost
Sheriff, GF County

 

 

THOUGHTS ON 20 YEARS AFTER THE FLOOD OF 1997 & THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: Curt Kreun

Curt Kreun
ND State Senator (R)
District 43

North Dakota State Senator Curt Kreun, (R) Grand Forks, joins the program to discuss the recovery of Grand Forks & East Grand Forks 20 years after the Flood of 1997 and the recently concluded Legislative session.

Kreun discusses (1) the net effect of the reduction of State Income Tax rates on revenue, (2) ND University System funding and fiscal oversight, (3) State Infrastructure Funding and (4) ending the Biennium style of State governance.

Always an interesting interview.

THE FARM REPORT & OTHER STUFF: Ross Pape

Ross Pape is a third generation farmer in East Grand Forks and a former U.S. Army SGT with two combat tours in Iraq… he  joins the program to to talk conditions in the fields this week and other ag related news.

Additionally, we’ll continue this weeks mental health discussion with Ross who has much experience in that area as a combat veteran.

20 YEARS LATER: Scott Hennen

Scott Hennen
Partner at Bakken Beacon Media/Great Plains Media

Scott Hennen, the Host of Hot Talk on KCNN in 1997, joins MacTalk to discuss the events surrounding keeping KCNN on the air during the Flood and the key role that he and the station played in the information flow to citizens in the aftermath the Flood.

Hennen also discusses the Flood itself, the media coverage, the fierce post-flood debates, The Angel and much more.  Truly interesting stuff.

In a personal discussion, Hennen recounts Hugo Magnuson’s fine voice and singing while appearing as a guest on his 100th  Birthday and interviewing Ralph Engelstad the morning of the opening of Ralph Engelstad Arena.

You can find Scott and his broadcasts here.

 

 

20 YEARS LATER: Hal Gershman

Hal Gershman

Hal Gershman, the owner/President of Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops, former President of the Grand Forks City Council and current member of the Alerus Commission joins us to discuss his work since the Flood of 1997 in Grand Forks.

Hal discusses the Grand Forks City Council going from fourteen members to seven members, the decision to rebuild downtown and the bumpy road that any community travels as it recovers from a catastrophic event.

We’ll also get a quick Alerus Commission update.

A GREAT thoughtful interview.

FLOOD RECOVERY & CHICKEN MARSALA WITH THE MACTALK CHEF: Kim Holmes

Kim Holmes
Head Chef
MacTalk Cafe

Quite by accident we discuss the Flood of 1997 and it’s impact on Kim as a business owner.  From the decision to reopen Sanders 1907 as soon as possible after the flood to the decision to move the restaurant back downtown… this conversation is an interesting look at how one business coped with “the flood.”

AND… we talk Chicken Marsala,  check out the recipe and pictures of what Kim discusses while you listen here — all are labelled “Chicken Marsala.”