Category: Food for Thought

Assistant Commissioner and Committee Member Discuss the Process of Reviewing and Setting Social Studies Standards

By: Mary Balstad Assistant Commissioner Bobbie Burnham and committee member Matt Carlstrom of Deer River spoke with Mary Balstad about the process of setting the social studies standards. In accordance with Minnesota law, one subject is reviewed and revised on a 10-year cycle. Burnham and Carlstrom discuss the process of setting the social studies standards…
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July 12, 2021 0

Fireworks Safety is Top Priority This Weekend Says Polk County Sheriff

By: Mary Balstad Polk County, MN – The 4th of July is this Sunday, and that means people will celebrate in many different ways. A popular way many families observe the holiday is by setting off fireworks. Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman spoke about the importance of using proper safety precautions when buying and setting…
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July 2, 2021 0

Polk County Commissioner Discusses American Rescue Plan Payments and Enbridge Taxes

By: Mary Balstad Polk County, MN – Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee spoke on the Food for Thought program on Monday, June 28th. The first topic covered was an update on the American Rescue Plan. Lee reports that the county has received half of the targeted money. The county is currently waiting for more guidance…
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July 1, 2021 0

Minnesota Extension Comments on Harsh Drought Conditions

By: Mary Balstad Polk County, MN — Throughout the month of June local crops have struggled with the harsh drought conditions brought on by high temperatures. Despite getting rain on Sunday, June 20th, farmers are expecting yet another rain shortage as a possible heatwave makes its way through the greater Midwest once again. Extension educator…
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June 24, 2021 0

Food For Thought 6-23-21

The Food For Thought Program heard every morning at 8:45 a.m. on KKCQ Radio. Joining the conversation on Wednesday June 23rd was Clearwater County Extension Educator Heather Dufault. You can listen to the interview in it’s entirety below.


June 24, 2021 0

Food For Thought 6-21-21 Featuring Alison Opdahl

The Food For Thought Program heard every morning at 8:45 a.m. on KKCQ Radio. Listen to the full program below from June 21st with Alison Opdahl of MCCL Chapter #45.


June 21, 2021 0

Fosston Greyhounds Baseball Team Talks On The Radio Before Going To The State Tournament

The Fosston Greyhounds Baseball Team is headed to the State Baseball Tournament in St. Cloud and will matchup against Randolph in Round #1 at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Before the Greyhounds began their trip, the team stopped at KKCQ Radio to talk about their season. You can listen to the interview below.


June 14, 2021 0

Food For Thought 5-26-21

The Food For Thought Program heard every morning at 8:45 a.m. on KKCQ Radio. From May 26th the two guests on the program were John Keller from the Lindfors Insurance Agency announcing their annual scholarship winner and Maija Duppong talking about what a primary care provider is and why having one is important. Listen to…
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May 26, 2021 0

Food For Thought 5-14-21 Featuring Representative Steve Green

The Food For Thought Program heard weekday mornings at 8:45 a.m. on KKCQ Radio. Joining the conversation on May 14th was Minnesota State Representative Steve Green. Listen to the full interview below.


May 14, 2021 0

Food For Thought, May 6th. Featuring Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman & Lieutenant, State Patrol, Brad Norland

The Food For Thought Program heard every morning at 8:45 a.m. on KKCQ Radio. On the program from May 6th was Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman and Lieutenant, State Patrol, Brad Norland. You can listen to the full interview below.


May 6, 2021 0