Permitless Carry for gun owners is a dream come true for some and a cause for concern among law enforcement professional.
Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost joins us to discuss the basics of life for law enforcement officers now that permitless carry is the law in North Dakota and his concerns about untrained citizens wielding weapons with law enforcement officers in proximity.
Don Roberts is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant who fought in the Korean and Vietnam War. In May he traveled to Washington DC as a member of the WDAY coordinated “Honor Flight.” The experience so moved the longtime Grand Forks native that he’s now raising funds so that others can on the same flights
Roberts discusses his service in Korea and Vietnam, his trip to Washington DC and the Honor Flight fundraiser he’s organized for September, to be held at the Eagles Lodge in East Grand Forks.
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.
Jaime is a Grand Forks resident and has built HB Sound & Light into a strong region business, he’s also a straight shooter when it comes to securing your home or business. “Home Security” has changed immensely over the years as technology has made sensors, alarms and cameras more affordable and cell phones and the internet have brought all of these devices to the palm of your hand 24/7.
Spring means it’s road construction season again. John Bernstrom from the City of Grand Forks, Office of Public Information joins us to lay out the major construction projects they City will execute this spring and summer and how they will impact drivers.
We talk with GFPD’s Lt Derek Zimmel about the pro’s and con’s of making public comments on news generated by social media in the wake of an incident in Grand Forks which is still awaiting a complaint to reach the GFPD. Zimmel discusses the conditions under which the Police Department should react and what’s the downside if they don’t.
The Head Coach of the UND Women’s Hockey Team, Brian Idalski, joined MacTalk to discuss the Team’s decision to fight UND President Mark Kennedy’s decision to terminate their program.
What’s at stake? “If this goes away it’s not coming back and that’s a huge loss for not only the NCAA and the college hockey community, that’s a huge loss for youth players, that’s a huge loss for younger players who have aspirations of getting to this level.”
Were you shocked? “We weren’t on the list in the fall to stand before a group and talk about these things and to say why our program is important to the University,” he continued “there was no discussion and I think that’s what’s made it hard for our player to move on.”
What can you run the hockey program for? “I really think I can operate a first class program at 1.3 (million dollars) .” The Budget that UND released was $1.9 million dollars, Idalski said he didn’t really understand how UND arrived at that number.
The next step: “That’s not my realm when it comes to finance or fundraising at that level. I know some people have reached out and if we can make some headway and start making some gains and do that, perhaps we can sit at a table and have a conversation.”