Reaction to a resounding Sales Tax win: Todd Feland & Dana Sande

Todd Feland
City Administrator
City of Grand Forks

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.

Bottom Line:  They listened to the voters.

Dana Sande
GF City Council

Jessie Vedder: recently misunderstood columnist, singer, rancher, wife and mother

Jessie Veeder poses in front of her parents’ home on the Veeder Ranch near Watford City, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum Communications Co.

Jessie Vedder recently wrote what she thought was a humorous column for the Herald but it turns out that some readers didn’t see the humor in it.  The ominous headline (she didn’t write it) of the column was “Husband’s response makes me question life decisions” — I read it and was confused, so we talked about it.


Concrete miracles: Brad Vollrath

Brad Vollrath
Epoxy Flooring Systems, LLC

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.

Tom Miller on Brian Faison’s retirement: “Forced, awkward and slimy”

Tom Miller
Grand Forks Herald

I have lots of questions surrounding the “retirement” of University of North Dakota Athletic Director Brian  — Tom Miller, Sports Reporter for the Grand Forks Herald joined the program to try to explain to me the “why’s” of this confusing story.

BRET WEBER EXPLAINS: I was wrong about Arbor Park

Bret Weber
Grand Fork City Council Member

Thursday, June 15 2017, Hour 1

Bret Weber, Grand Forks City Councilman, joined the program to discuss his initial support for the proponents of Arbor Park and his subsequent Letter to the Editor of the Grand Forks Herald entitled “I was wrong about Arbor Park” that appeared in the Herald today.

Weber lays out the case for growing business in a city with an abundance of green space as well as his decision to publicly modify his stance.