COPING WITH THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE & LIVING WELL AS A RETIREE: Ruth Ann Nicholls Schleif

Ruth Ann Nicholls Schleif

Ruth Ann Nicholls Schleif is a longtime resident of East Grand Forks, she joined us to talk about coping with the loss of a spouse and then quitting a job and living well as a retiree.

A great interview that is full of insights on life and continuing to live through the challenges life places in front of you.

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 RYDELL HOUR: Randy Sattler & Kathy Lind

Kathy Lind
Randy Sattler
Rydell Collision Center

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) new Chevy truck deals, (2)  a SECOND grill giveaway (an $1,800 grill) and (3) Honda lease specials and (4) a buy three tires and get one free deal!

Randy talks truck bed paint repairs and hole repairs in the side of a vehicle.  Another GREAT DISCUSSION about auto care and auto deals!

A GRAND ART PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN: Todd Feland

Todd Feland
City Administator
City of Grand Forks

Todd Feland, City Adminstrator for the City of Grand Forks joined us to talk about the City’s “Parks & Open Space Plan” in the wake of Jonathan Holth’s call for Grand Forks to create a Grand Plan for art in downtown Grand Forks.

Feland outlines what the City is doing currently which will be presented to the Committee of the Whole this coming Monday evening.

DEVELOPMENT & A GRAND ART PLAN: Jon Holth

Jon Holth

Jon Holth was an outspoken advocate for developing Arbor Park. In the aftermath of the election he is talking about a Grand Art Plan for downtown Grand Forks, the necessity for such a plan and why it makes sense.

Holth, the co-owner of the Toasted Frog Restaurants that are located in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck also discusses his recently announced position as interim president and CEO of the the Downtown Community Partnership in Fargo.

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.

THE AVOCADO & HOW TO COOK GREAT WALLEYE: Kim Holmes

Kim Holmes
Head Chef
MacTalk Cafe

The MacTalk Head Chef joined to discuss the wonders of the Avocado and how to cook great walleye.  

Kim Holmes makes us smart about how to pick avocados out of a pile, how to ripen them after you get them home and his favorite uses of one of the world’s great fruits (that’s right, the avocado is a fruit!) and a couple of tricks to preserve it after you’ve used avocados to make guacamole.

We also discuss preparing one of the upper Midwest’s great regional treats:  WALLEYE.  Kim discusses his preference for Wondra Flour over All Purpose Flour when preparing walleye and how to cook it.

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.

THE RYDELL HOUR — Kathy Lind

Kathy Lind

Thursday, June 15 2017, Hour 1

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!

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.”