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October 2021

Date Guest Interview Link
10/1 Preston Hoiseth- Bible Baptist Family Fall Festival CLICK HERE to listen
10/4 Kurt Ellefson- Polk County VA CLICK HERE to listen
10/5 Brian Hanson-
Crookston Fire Department
CLICK HERE to listen
10/6 Libby Boucher and Nell DeBoer- Chili Cook-Off CLICK HERE to listen
10/7 Angie Peltier-
Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
10/8 Jake Solberg- Parks and Rec CLICK HERE to listen
10/11 Donna Ulseth- Harvest of Knowledge Agri-Women’s Conference CLICK HERE to listen
10/12 Katie Proulx- Dolly Parton Imagination Library CLICK HERE to listen
10/13 Nathan Johnson-
USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
10/14 Heather Larson-
Hospice of the Red River Valley
CLICK HERE to listen
10/15 Michelle Cote- License Center CLICK HERE to listen
10/18 Sandy Perkins- “Murder at Sunset Lodge” play CLICK HERE to listen
10/19  Representative Deb Kiel and Jon Ross CLICK HERE to listen
10/20 Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update CLICK HERE to listen
10/21 Rena Bouchard- Studio 110 CLICK HERE to listen
10/22 Brandon Carlson- Fall Clean-Up Week CLICK HERE to listen
10/25 Darin Selzler and Linda Morgan-
Leo Club Halloween Event
CLICK HERE to listen
10/26 Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Public Schools Superintendent
10/27 Amy Finch-
Crookston City Administrator
10/28 Angie Peltier-
Extension Regional Educator
10/29 Mary Dahl- Cathedral Church Harvest Festival

 

September 2021

Date Guest Interview Link
9/1 Faye Overgaard-
Funds2orgs Shoe Drive
CLICK HERE to listen
9/2 Carma Hanson-
Back-to-school safety
CLICK HERE to listen
9/3 Allan Dragseth- RRV Sugarbeet Harvest Festival CLICK HERE to listen
9/7 Kurt Ellefson-
Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
9/8 Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update CLICK HERE to listen
9/9 Pioneer Days- Steve Hannah CLICK HERE to listen
9/10 Nathan Johnson- USDA County Executive Director CLICK HERE to listen
9/13 Randy Prudhomme-
Cub Scout Sign-up
CLICK HERE to listen
9/14 Jennifer Messelt- Hospice of the Red River Valley CLICK HERE to listen
9/15 Elaine Metzger and Jim Kent- Crookston Civic Music League CLICK HERE to listen
9/16 Lisa Cole- National Assisted Living Week CLICK HERE to listen
9/17 Matt Krueger- Valley Corn Maize CLICK HERE to listen
9/20 Linda Morgan- Crookston High School Homecoming Week CLICK HERE to listen
9/21 Darin Selzler and Nathan Rasch- Firearm Permit Course CLICK HERE to listen
9/22 Safe Kids GF- Child Passenger Safety Week CLICK HERE to listen
9/23 Heather Dufault-
U of M Extension Master Gardeners Recruitment
CLICK HERE to listen
9/24 Stacy Erickson- Fertile Community Club Craft Show CLICK HERE to listen
9/27 John Hoffman- UMC Vice-Chancellor CLICK HERE to listen
9/28 Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent CLICK HERE to listen
9/29 Denise Oliver- ECFE CLICK HERE to listen
9/30 Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library
CLICK HERE to listen

 

August 2021

Date Guest Interview Link
8/2 Kurt Ellefson-
Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
8/3 Jane Boerboom- MN Department of Agriculture-Waste Pesticide Collection CLICK HERE to listen
8/4 Brandon Carlson-
Crookston Public Works Director
CLICK HERE to listen
 8/5 Angie Peltier –
UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
8/6 Ox Cart Days Update- Jess Bengston and Nell DeBoer CLICK HERE to listen
8/9 Margee Keller and Terri Oliver- #2010 Catholic Daughters Back-to-School Supply Project CLICK HERE to listen
8/10 Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency County Executive Director CLICK HERE to listen
8/11 Cathie Janorschke –
Little Miss and Junior Miss Crookston Contestants
CLICK HERE to listen
8/12 Paul Biermaier – Chief of Crookston Police Department CLICK HERE to listen
8/13 Ox Cart Days Update- Libby Boucher CLICK HERE to listen
8/16 Melanie Lessard – Miss Tootsie CLICK HERE to listen
8/17 Miss Crookston contestants CLICK HERE to listen
8/18 Shane Heldstab- Crookston Fire Department Pancake Breakfast CLICK HERE to listen
8/19 Crookston High School Fall Coaches CLICK HERE to listen
8/20 Ken’s Airboat Rides CLICK HERE to listen
8/23 Miss Crookston 2021- Hayden Winjum
8/24 Dr. Jeremy Olson-
Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
8/25 Amy Finch –
Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
8/26 Angie Peltier –
Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
8/27 Jerry Amiot- Chautauqua Festival CLICK HERE to listen
8/30 Shelamar Henderson- Headstart CLICK HERE to listen
8/31 Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause-
UMC Update
CLICK HERE to listen

 

July 2021

Date Guest Interview Link
7/1 Bill Werner-
Minnesota News Network
CLICK HERE to listen
7/2 Don Rasicot and Michelle Christopherson- Night 2 Unite CLICK HERE to listen
7/5 Mike Moore- Polk County Fair CLICK HERE to listen
7/6 Derek Martin-
UMC Teambackers Golf Classic
CLICK HERE to listen
7/7 Steve Kofoed-
Pirate Pride Golf Scramble
CLICK HERE to listen
7/8 Nathan Johnson-
USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
7/9 Mark Landa and Carrie Bergquist- Crazy Days Update CLICK HERE to listen
7/12 Kurt Ellefson-
Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
7/13 Michelle Christopherson-
Night 2 Unite
CLICK HERE to listen
7/14 Staci Metzger (Hospice of the RRV)- Compassion Fatigue CLICK HERE to listen
7/15 Jess Bengston and Libby Boucher- Ox Cart Days CLICK HERE to listen
7/16 Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library
CLICK HERE to listen
7/19 Carma Hanson- Safe Kids GF CLICK HERE to listen
7/20 Shelamar Henderson- Headstart CLICK HERE to listen
7/21 Mark Landa-
Chamber Executive Director
CLICK HERE to listen
7/22 Janet Wiskow –
Red Lake Falls Summerfest
CLICK HERE to listen
7/23 Wendy Paulson
Executive Director of the MN Broadcasters Association
CLICK HERE to listen
7/26 Mark Johnson –
State Senator
CLICK HERE to listen
7/27 Dr. Jeremy Olson-
Crookston Superintendent
Nicki Martinez- Crookston High School Principal
CLICK HERE to listen
7/28 Amy Finch-
Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
7/29 Don Rasicot and Carrie Berquist- Night 2 Unite CLICK HERE to listen
7/30 Ox Cart Days Update CLICK HERE to listen

 

June 2021

Date Guest Interview link
6/1 Tom Helgeson-
Erskine Water Carnival
CLICK HERE to listen
6/2 Denice Oliver-
School Readiness Program
CLICK HERE to listen
6/3 No Program- Playoff Baseball
6/4 Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library
CLICK HERE to listen
6/7 Rich Sanders-
Fisher Ave. Construction
CLICK HERE to listen
6/8 Jennifer Erdmann-
Americorp Seniors
CLICK HERE to listen
6/9 Derek Brekken- Crookston Firefighters Association
CLICK HERE to listen
6/10 Nathan Johnson-
County Executive Director
USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
6/11 Carma Hanson- Safe Kids GF CLICK HERE to listen
6/14 The Golden Link-
Flag Retirement Ceremony
CLICK HERE to listen
6/15 Anna Ogaard-Brekken-
Eat United Summer Food Service
CLICK HERE to listen
6/16 Pastor Isaacson-
Trinity Lutheran Church
Beyond the Church Walls Event
CLICK HERE to listen
6/17 Wyatt Morrell-
New KROX News Director
CLICK HERE to listen
6/18 Don Marken-
Norman County Fair
CLICK HERE to listen
6/21 Diane Christianson and
Johanna Sunder-

Humane Society of Polk County
CLICK HERE to listen
6/22 Dr. Jeremy Olson-
Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
CLICK HERE to listen
6/23 Wesley United Methodist Church-
Summer Salad Lunch
CLICK HERE to listen
6/24 Angie Peltier-
U of M Extension
CLICK HERE to listen
6/25 Jay Labine and Dave Bergeron- Argyle State Football Reunion/Announcement CLICK HERE to listen
6/28 Amanda Lien and Megan Hruby-
OVOC and POP
CLICK HERE to listen
6/29 Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update CLICK HERE to listen
6/30 Nell DeBoer and Mike Nicholas-
Crookston Visitors Bureau
CLICK HERE to listen

 

May 2021

Date Guest Interview Link 
5/3 Kurt Ellefson-
Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
5/4 Crookston Lions-
Brett Schulz Event
CLICK HERE to listen
5/5 Gary Willhite-
Polk County Commissioner
CLICK HERE to listen
5/6 Haley Ellis-
CHS Orchestra Director
CLICK HERE to listen
5/7 Henry Drewes- Regional Fisheries DNR Supervisor
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/10 Carrie Michalski –
Riverview Health
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/11 Nathan Johnson –
USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/12 Representative Deb Kiel-
Legislative Update
CLICK HERE to listen
5/13 Angie Peltier –
University of Minnesota Extension
 CLICK HERE to listen
5/14 Jennifer Messelt-
Hospice of the Red River Valley
CLICK HERE to listen
5/17 Michelle Nelson –
Altru Sleep Center
CLICK HERE to listen
5/18 Carma Hanson- Safe Kids  CLICK HERE to listen
5/19 Bill Werner -Legislative Update
Minnesota News Network
 CLICK HERE to listen
5/20 Cassie Rudie and Lisa Cole-
Benedictine Living Community
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/21 Jess Bengston- Ox Cart Days CLICK HERE to listen
5/24 Carma Hanson- Safe Kids  CLICK HERE to listen 
5/25 Dr. Jeremy Olson-
Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
CLICK HERE to listen
5/26 Amy Finch –
Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/27 Kurt Heldstab-
Crookston Cruisers
CLICK HERE to listen
5/28 Nell Deboer – United Way CLICK HERE to listen
5/31 Memorial Day  

 


APRIL 2021

April 1 – Pat Kelly – Crookston Public Works 
April 2 – Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension

April 5 – Kurt Ellefson – Polk County Veterans Affairs
April 6 – Nell DeBoer – Crookston Visitors Bureau
April 7 – Victoria Proulx – Crookston High School FFA President
April 8 – Nathan Johnson – County Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
April 9 – Scot Butt – Crookston Park and Rec

April 12 – Dan Riddle – National Weather Service in Grand Forks
April 13 – Beth Carlson – Crookston High School 3-Act Play
April 14 – Linda Morgan – Senior Citizen Brunch 
April 15 – Steve Videen – DNR Firearm Safety
April 16 – Carma Hanson – Safe Kids

April 19 – Connie DeKrey – Hospice of the Red River Valley
April 20 – Jake Snyder – Polk County Environmental Services
April 21 – Haley Ellis – Crookston’s Orchestra Director
April 22 – Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
April 23 – Carma Hanson – Safe Kids

April 26 – Pat Kelly – Spring Clean-Up Week
April 27 – Dr. Jeremy Olson -Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
April 28 – Amy Finch – Crookston City Administrator
April 29 – Cindy Gjerswald and Steve Videen – Crookston Gun Club
April 30 – Chris Boike – Crookston Public Library

 

March 2021
March 1 – Kurt Ellefson – Polk County Veterans Affairs
March 2 – Diane Seddon (Benedictine Living Community)
March 3 – Aaron Morse (KROX)
March 4 – Jessica Shockman (Northwestern Mental Health Center)
March 5 – Sarah Reese (Polk County Public Health Director)

March 8 – Bill Werner – Minnesota News Network
March 9 – Nathan Johnson – County Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
March 10 – Linda Morgan – CHS Leo Club and Mr. CHS
March 11 – Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
March 12 – Bill Werner – Minnesota News Network

March 15 – The Pirate Wrestling Section Champion Celebration program
March 16 – Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB (Facebook)  
March 17 – Paul Gregg – Irishman’s Shanty (One year since the shutdown/St. Patrick’s Day)
March 18 – Lori Wagner – Director – Crookston United Way
March 19 – Representative Deb Kiel – Legislative update

March 22 –
March 23 – Dr. Jeremy Olson -Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
March 24 – Amy Finch – Crookston City Administrator
March 25 – Ericka Uttermark – Director of Crookston Figure Skating Club
March 26 – Jason Tangquist – with Farmers to Families Food Distribution Event

March 29 – Greg Garmen – Crookston High School 1st day of spring sports practice
March 30 – Lester Wilkens – Oakdale Cemetery Association
March 31 – Linda Morgan (CHS Prom), Leah Winjum and Dan Erdman (Blast to Bede)

February 2021
February 1 – Kurt Ellefson – Polk County Veterans Affairs
February 2 – Bill Werner – MNN Capitol Corespondent
February 3 – Rand Hughes – Golden Link Senior Center
February 4 – Linda Morgan – Crookston High School LEO Club
February 5 – John Millea – Minnesota State High School League

February 8 – Cindy Hulst – Bedectine Living Community Foundation Development Director – Giving Hearts Day
February 9 – Nathan Johnson – County Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
February 10 – Randy Schoenborn – RiverView Foundation – Giving Hearts
February 11 – 
Lori Wagner – Director – Crookston United Way
February 12 – Carma Hanson – Safe Kids Grand Forks

February 15 – Shannon Stassen – Crookston Noon Day Lions
February 16 – Jim Weinzierl – MSHSL Region 8A Executive Secretary
February 17 – Shelamar Henderson – Tri-Valley Head Start
February 18 – Lori Wagner – Director – Crookston United Way
February 19 – Marcia Haglund – Girl Scout cookies!

February 22 – Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
February 23 – 
February 24 – Amy Finch – Crookston City Administrator
February 25 – Jason Tangquist and Leah Winjum – Crookston Food Drop
February 26 – Nell DeBoer and Cory Dallager – Crookston Visitors Bureau


January 2021

January 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY – no program

January 4 Nell DeBoer – Crookston Visitors Bureau
January 5 Bill Werner – MNN Capitol Corespondent
January 6 Potpurri – MSHSL talk/Elections and more
January 7 Chris Trostad – Highland Elementary School Principal
January 8 Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension

January 11 Pat Kelly – Crookston Public Works Director
January 12 Nic Severini – New KROX employee
January 13 Sarah Reese – Polk County Public Health Director
January 14 Nathan Johnson – County Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
January 15 Rich Sanders – Polk County Highway Engineer

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – I Have a Dream Speech (August 28, 1963)
January 19 Terri Heggie – Crookston Chamber Executive Director
January 20 Bobby Baird – Ice Buster Daze
January 21 Lori Wagner – Director – Crookston United Way
January 22  Peggy Wangen, RN, Director of Nursing and Ashley Kraft, RN, Infection Preventionist – Benedictine Living Community

January 25 Jasmine Wangen – Altru Safe Kids Car Seat Checkup
January 26 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent – Crookston Public Schools
January 27 MN State Senator Mark Johnson
January 28 Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension

January 29 Amanda Lien – Polk County Public Health – February Fitness Fever

 

 

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