A DANGEROUS MIX… PERMITLESS CARRY & NO TRAINING: Sheriff Bob Rost

Bob Rost
Sheriff, GF County

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.

AN “HONOR FLIGHT” TRIP OF A LIFETIME & RAISING FUNDS FOR OTHERS TO GO: Don Roberts, USMC (ret)

Don Roberts
GySgt USMC (ret)

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.

 

SHE’S BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK: Dakota Huseby

Dakota Huseby

The “delicate flower” of the Grand Forks airwaves joins the program to update us on her life after Grand Forks and to talk politics.

Dakota was diagnosed with an advanced case of Muscular Sclerosis several years ago but is as opinionated as ever with strong opinions about the election of Donald Trump and the state of journalism.

 

 

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.

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.

 

Friday, June 02 2017 – Hour 2: INVESTING IN HOME & BUSINESS SECURITY — Jamie Lunski of HB Sound & Light

Jamie Lunski
HB Sound & Light
President

With burglaries in the news at an alarming rate, we asked Jamie Lunski of HB Sound & Light joins us to talk about securing your home or business.

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 & SUMMER ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR GRAND FORKS: John Bernstrom

John Bernstrom, a Grand Forks public information officer who fights floods with words of warning, explanation and reassurance.JOHN STENNES

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.

GRAND FORKS POLICE LT DEREK ZIMMEL: Why React Publicly to Social Media Posts

Authorities warn of reports of nail-studded rope found over Grand Forks trail

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Lt. Derik Zimmel makes a phone call during a standoff with an armed man at the Budget Inn Motel, in Grand Forks, N.D. on June 15, 2016. (Meg Oliphant/Grand Forks Herald)

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.

BRIAN IDALSKI: The Next Step for the UND Women’s Hockey Program

Brian Idalski
UND Women’s Hockey
Head Coach

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.”