Just this afternoon Shaun Sipma, the Mayor of Minot ND, joined me in a conversation of what's new on the COVRID 19 situation in Minot. I am so thankful that the Mayor made time for me just minutes after I called him and asked if he wanted to go on air about this situation.
The Mayor had a lot to say and a lot was shocking. #1 to me is that the Norsk Hostfest is cancelled this year. The Norsk Hostfest is an international celebration that brings millions of dollars into our community. My biggest personal concern is "will Minot have a graduation ceremony this year".
Jason and Cassidy Skjervem (pronounced Sure-vom)are the Area Directors of CRU and CRU is the force that is bringing Russ Taft to Minot for a concert Monday May 11th.
CRU is an interdenominational Christian parachurch organization for college and university students. It was founded in 1951
at the University of California, Los Angeles by Bill Bright and Vonette Zachary Bright. Since then, Cru has expanded its focus to include adult professionals, athletes, and high school students.
We have all heard the expression that "those that know how, do it, and those who don't teach it". My life experience has been far from that. The great majority of teachers I've been under the tutelage of were excellent achievers in the field they taught about.
Today, March 5th, and for the next month the Art instructors at Minot State University proudly present Faculty X, an exhibit of their own skills to the public.
Bill Harbort, Chair of the MSU Art Department tells us his history, his passion, and about his work on display at Faculty X.
Bill Harbort is a professor in the art department at Minot State University. Bill teaches foundation art, graphic design and illustration courses. He is a co-founder and co-organizer of NOTSTOCK, MSU’s signature live arts event that spotlights the arts at MSU and in the community. Prior to teaching, he worked as a package designer for a major cosmetics company, an art director for a children's educational software company and built a reputation as an award winning automotive artist. He currently freelances as a graphic designer and illustrator and exhibits as a lowbrow collage artist.
MARCO is short for Minot Area Recovery Community and they are here to help you and your loved ones start the healing from drug addiction.
Meet Andrew Schultz, Executive Director of MARCO and listen in to find out how you can help yourself or a loved one get on the path of recovery.
Andrew Schultz is a Criminal Defense Attorney and Owner of the firm of Worthington & Schultz, P.C.. You can learn more about his law practice at https://www.lawyerminotnd.com .
Get educated on ALL the wonderful services The UPS Store can provide you. Did you know they can provide shipping through MANY carriers, not just UPS? Did you know they print not only copies but signs, banners, and more as well? Did you know that they provide mail box services so you don't have to worry about "porch pirates" and other mail theft? They will even send you texts when you receive mail so you don't have to check your box every day.
Listen in to what Marshall Knaup has to say. Marshall grew up in the store and now has taken the reins from his father and is in charge. He also took over the family business known as Up All Night DJ's and tells us about that adventure in today's episode of Minot Today.
What a combination of interests, Big Game Hunting and Real Estate.
The man who combines these interests (in the Minot ND area) is Wayne Tuttle.
The two actually go together well as every Realtor knows the thrill of House Hunting and helping the client pull the trigger.
The search for a Director for the Taube Museum Of Art came to an end a few months ago when Rachel Alfaro took the reins. I'm so glad that Rachel found time to visit with me this morning, just in time to get the Minot Today radio broadcast on the air over KHRT 1320 AM and 106.9 FM out of Minot North Dakota.
Rachel fills us in on upcoming events at the Taube. It's a jam packed schedule but I want to point out their biggest fundraiser of the year... SOUP IT UP! Check it out on their website (http://www.taubemuseum.org/) or on their FaceBook page. Next year I'm bringing my famous (only in my own mind) chile.
Scott Burlingame is true leader in Minot's nonprofit community. Scott has served on numerous boards, coalitions, and is currently Vice President of The Minot Nonprofit Alliance. All this while executing flawlessly his real job as Executive Director of Independence Inc (a nonprofit that helps those with health issues).
Scott is truly a man with a heart to help others and now he would like to help the entire City of Minot using his skills and compassion as a member of Minot's City Council. Knowing the amazing things Scott has done with tight budgets he gets my vote.
Listen in as Scott talks about the nonprofit community as well as his desire to serve as a Minot Councilman.
In today's interview, 01/25/2020, Mayor Shaun Sipma and I visit about the upcoming State of the City address (Thursday February 7th) in the Arvel Graving Theater on the Magic City Campus (Minot High).
We also spend a bit of time discussing the new FEMA flood maps coming out in June and what those maps mean to those who live in the flood plain.
If you live in Minot you do not want to miss the State of the City address and if you live in the flood plain you really do not want to miss this conversation with Mayor Shaun Sipma.
Emmanuel Toquee is another friend I've meet through ToastMasters. (ToastMasters 636 Minot ND). Emmanuel is originally from Monrovia Libera. He is now a citizen of the USA and has lived in Minot ND for over 9 years. Emmanuel is a motivational Speaker and an author. His book, I Change My Mind" is available in print form or electronic download through Amazon. Emmanuel also has over 50 uploads to YouTube that you can enjoy.