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.
Brad Vollrath is a Grand Forks guy, from school at West Elementary and and Forks Central to becoming a local business owner. He started Epoxy Flooring Systems, LLC in 2005 and has been creating miracles out of concrete ever since. Brad joined MacTalk to talk about becoming a small business owner and the unique flooring business he owns and operates.
Grand Forks native Pierre Paul Lamoureux is the new Associate Head Coach of the Fargo Force. He joined us to talk a bit of USHL hockey and to update us on his new job assisting Cary Eades with the Fargo Force.
With stops in Red Deer of the WHL, the University of Manitoba and the University of North Dakota; and fresh of getting married, we’ll catch up with Pierre Paul and get the latest news on the Fargo Force.
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.
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.
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.