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.

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

 

 

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.

 

Monday, June 05 2017 – Hour 2: SUNSHINE MEMORIAL HOME GROUND BREAKING — Theresa Garbe

Theresa Garbe
Sunshine Memorial Foundation
CEO

The CEO of the Sunshine Memorial Foundation, Theresa Garbe joins us to talk about the BIG ground breaking the Foundation will host tomorrow — June 6, at 4:00 PM on the Altru Campus in Grand Forks  —  933 Duke Dr, Grand Forks, ND 58201.

The Sunshine Hospitality Home will be a place for patients and their families, affected by critical illnesses, diseases, and injuries, who must travel to fulfill their healthcare needs. A hospitality house provides individuals with a place to sleep, eat, keep their belongings, relax and find comfort. It will be open to all ages and situations and will welcome families from the Grand Forks area and surrounding region. A place of compassion, a place of peace.

Monday, June 05 2017 – Hour 1: ARBOR PARK — Keith Lund

Keith Lund
President, CEO
Grand Forks Economic Development Corp.

Keith Lund, the incoming President and CEO of the Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation joins the program to discuss his thoughts on the Arbor Park issue as the vote approaches.

We talk Keith’s background, his role in City Government during the Flood of 1997, Arbor Park and the future of downtown Grand Forks.

Friday, June 02 2017 – Hour 1: “ELY’S IVY” RESTAURANT — Scott Franz & Kim Holmes

Scott Franz
Owner
Ely’s Ivy

Scott Franz and Kim Holmes join the program to talk about “ELY’S IVY” — the new restaurant that will go into the “Sander’s Building” on 3rd Street in downtown Grand Forks.

A Grand Forks native and a Central High graduate, Scott and his wife Rachel will open a pub style restaurant before the end of 2017.  Listen as Scott talks about their vision for Ely’s Ivy, their road to opening a small business in downtown Grand Forks and where the idea for the name came from!

Thursday, June 01 2017 – Hour 1: THE RYDELL HOUR — Randy Sattler & 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)  Pre-Father’s Day truck sales, (2)  Test-drive giveaways (an $1,800 grill) and great car care advice!

 

Kathy Lind

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 2017 – Hour 2: ARBOR PARK — Adam Kemp

Adam Kemp
Artist
Grand Forks

00:00:  Who’s Adam Kemp?!  We meet this Grand Forks resident/artist who hails from London, England and find out how he got here and what made him stay and call Grand Forks his “home.”

00:29:  Adam’s thoughts on economic development and what he believes is the MOST IMPORTANT aspect of the Arbor Park debate as people prepare to vote.