BOB ROST INTENDS TO RUN FOR COUNTY COMMISSION — Sheriff Bob Rost

Bob Rost
Sheriff, GF County

June 14, 2017, Hour 1

Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost joined MacTalk to discuss drugs and crime that might be associated with drug use.  Is there a change afoot in the area?

As our interview wound down and we began discussing the danger of ATV’s, traffic fines in North Dakota (he thinks they’re a joke) and his personal future after his term expires in 2018, Rost plainly stated the following “I’m going to run for County Commission I think.”

 

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 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS, LEADERSHIP & GORDON “GINNY” CHRISTIAN: Brad Berry

Brad Berry
Head Coach
UND Hockey

Tuesday, June 13 2017, Hour 1: Brad Berry joined the program to talk about the just completed Stanley Cup Playoff, Carter Rowney’s path as an undrafted free agent  to becoming a Stanley Cup winner, leadership and the life of UND legend Gordon “Ginny” Christian who passed away last week in Warroad MN.

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.

 

THE FISHING REPORT: Greg Lotysz & Bruce Nelson

Bruce Nelson

Friday, June 09 2017, Hour 2

Summer is here and fishing on the Red River is in full swing.  Bruce Nelson joins us to bring us up to date on the latest news from the Red River Valley Catfish Club, their  leagues and robust level of participation they’re experiencing this year.

Red River and Devils Lake fisherman Greg Lotysz talks pointers for fathers to get their kids fishing which can be a lifelong hobby.

Let’s talk fishing!  Great stuff from two local fishermen and community leaders.

Greg Lotysz

GREAT TACOS & SHIS KEBAB: Kim Holmes

Kim Holmes
Official Chef
of MacTalk

Friday, June 09 2017, Hour 1

The MacTalk Head Chef Kim Holmes joins us to talk (1) WHAT MAKES A GREAT TACO AND (2) SHISH KEBAB… a favorite summer… and favorite ingredients to include in TACO IN A BAG!

SHISH KEBAB — what kind of beef, chicken,  pork or even fish?  Favorite marinade?  Vegetables & fruits?  Cooking instructions?

We cover it all!

THE RYDELL HOUR: LEASE or BUY? WINDSHIELD REPAIR or REPLACE?

Randy Sattler
Rydell Collision Center

Thursday, June 08 2017, Hour 2

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 Chevy Silverado Crew-Cab truck sales, (2)  Test-drive giveaways (an $1,800 grill) and (3) Honda Accord lease deals!

Randy talks WINDSHIELD REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT which is a common issue for any vehicle owner and specifically what’s reparable and what’s not… and the type of glass you need to make sure is installed in your vehicle.

Kathy and Randy talk “Leasing vs Buying” logic and math, don’t miss it.

Kathy Lind

Thursday, June 08 2017 – Hour 1: “I FORGIVE MYSELF SO I CAN LOVE OTHERS” — Pastor Jon Hauser

Jon Hauser
Sr Pastor
Prairie Hts Community Church
West Fargo, ND

Jon Hauser, Senior Pastor, Prairie Heights Community Church, in West Fargo joins us to talk about his recent column in the Grand Forks Herald entitled “Going Forward Through Failure

Dealing with failure is a key part of life and often defines us in a way that success does not.  Listen to his four steps to overcoming failure as a person of faith.

Wednesday, June 07 2017 — Hour 2: ARBOR PARK — Steven Schadler

Steven Schadler

Steven Schadler was a Grand Forks Park District Horticulturist from 1988 trough 2002.  He joins us to discuss the history of Arbor Park, its significance to those who built it and his estimate of the “cost” of moving Arbor Park.

Schadler also discusses his views as a horticulturist on how the City handled the move of Memorial Park when it was moved due to a development and his opinion of what today’s downtowns need to be vibrant.