Dean Barkley is a lawyer and politician who briefly served as a member of the United States Senate from Minnesota following the death of Senator Paul Wellstone. A founder and chair of the Minnesota Reform Party (the predecessor of the Independence Party of Minnesota), he chaired Jesse Ventura's successful 1998 gubernatorial campaign; Ventura subsequently appointed him director of the state's Office of Strategic and Long Range Planning. Barkley ran as the Independence Party's candidate for the Senate in 2008, coming a distant third to Al Franken and Norm Coleman.
FORMER ST. PAUL POLICE CHIEF WILLIAM FINNEY
Bill Finney was appointed St. Paul Police Chief in 1992, making him the first African American police chief in Minnesota history. During his tenure as chief, the Police Department and the city became more racially and culturally diverse. Chief Finney is credited with hiring officers that more directly reflect the city's changing population and is also credited with improving relations between police and the community.
After retiring from the St. Paul Police Department, Chief Finney mounted an unsuccessful campaign in 2006 to be elected as Ramsey County Sheriff.
CARVER COUNTY COMMISSIONER RANDY MALUCHNIK
Randy Maluchnik was elected as a Carver County Commissioner in 2006 an serves the cities of Carver, Victoria and portions of the City of Chaska. His current term expires in 2010 and represents Carver County by serving on various agencies such as the AMC Public Safety Policy Committee, CAP Agency Board of Directors, Carver County CDA, Carver County Health Partnership, Community Leaders (Eastern), Counties Transit Improvement Board, the Emergency Medical Services Committee and many others.
HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF RICH STANEK
Rich Stanek was elected the Sheriff of Hennepin County in the fall of 2005 and began serving the residents of Hennepin County as their Sheriff in 2006. Sheriff Stanek is the 27th Hennepin County, was born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis and is a lifelong resident of Hennepin County. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, and earned a Masters Degree in public administration from Hamline University.
Sheriff Stanek has also managed the largest law enforcement agency in the state when, in 2003, he was appointed Minnesota's Commissioner of Public Safety and Director of Homeland Security.
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CAPTAIN RICH STANEK
Rich Stanek was a Police Officer for the City of Minneapolis whose career began in1983. Upon his departure from the Minneapolis Police Department to assume the duties as the newly elected 27th Sheriff of Hennepin County, Captain Stanek was Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Minneapolis Police Department; a department he faithfully served for twenty-three years.
CARVER COUNTY SHERIFF 'BUD' OLSEN
Byron 'Bud' Olson is serving his third term as the Sheriff of Carver having been elected by the residents of Carver County in 1998. Recently, Sheriff Olson announced that he will not seek a fourth term as Carver County Sheriff. Sheriff Olson has appeared as my guest numerous times imparting his knowledge and wisdom of his many years as a professional law enforcement officer.
CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY MIKE FAHEY
Mike Fahey served as the Carver County Attorney for twenty years; from 1987 to 2007. Prior to that, he was a partner/associate attorney for the law firm of Nicklaus, Monroe & Fahey.
As Carver County Attorney, he introduced the C.A.S.E. (Communities Against Senior Exploitation) Partnership program for senior organizations and churches in the metro area and is a writer for The Guillotine, Minnesota’s newspaper for high school and collegiate wrestling.
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE MIKE FAHEY
Judge Fahey was appointed to the District Court Bench in April 2007 by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and was reelected to that position one year later. Judge Fahey is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association; past president of the 8th District Bar Association and is a member of the Minnesota District Judges Association. CLICK HERE To Go To Judge Fahey's Website.
COMMANDER CHRIS OMODT
Chris Omodt was the Commander of the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force and is also a Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff who holds the rank of Captain. Most recently, Captain Omodt was also the Commander of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force who, almost as soon as taking on his newest role, determined that several of the Police Officers from other Police and Sheriff's Departments assigned to the Minnesota Gang Strike Force had performed their newly assumed duties in an unethical, and illegal, manner. Upon learning what was taking place, Captain Omodt immediately suspended all activity of the Minnesota Gang Strike Task Force. Several investigations about the actions of numerous members of the Minnesota Gang Strike Task Force are completed or pending. Captain Omodt had the integrity to realize a 'problem' among some of his fellow officers existed, and responded swiftly to initiate the appropriate action to identify those officer who acted improperly.
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HAMBURG FIRE CHIEF BRAD DROEGE
Brad Droege has been a member of the Hamburg Fire Department for thirty-two years and has served as Chief of the department for the past fifteen years. Chief Droege also is an Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) who works regular shifts for the Ridgeview Medical Center Ambulance Service in Waconia.
Chief Droege was recently voted 2009 MINNESOTA FIRE OFFICER OF THE YEAR and was the 'saluted' on a recent 'DELTA DICK OLDE TYME MUSIC INTERNET SHOW. To hear that hour long program that was broadcast around the world 'spotlighting Chief Droege, Please CLICK HERE.
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the locating of autistic and other special needs children and other vulnerable adults who wander away from the safety of their homes and families. The company trains local law enforcement officers and fire department members how to use specialized equipment to locate those individuals that subscribe to the S.A.F.E.R. Program. 'Angel', shown to the right, is currently 'in training' to assist Mario's organization.
RAILROAD MAGNATE JAMES J. HILL
James J. Hill was the Empire Builder who started with nothing but a vision of the future. It was the vision that made him special and different from others involved in business. He saw what he was working toward and used his business strategies to always plan for the future. Unlike other railroad builders such as Cornelius Vanderbilt who built their railroads around a population, Hill built a population around his railroad. This technique was unsuccessful for others but Hill's business skill, experience, and planning made his railroad progress rapidly. The land he built on was considered a wasteland, unsuitable for population. His railroads went from the Great Lakes to the Puget Sound and from Canada to the South.
BIG BAND & ORCHESTRA LEADER WALT PROCANYN
# 1 Polka Cuzzin’ is New York City veteran accordionist and bandleader Walt Procanyn who resides at Woodside, Queens section of “The Big Apple:. Walt’s well known throughout polka circles as a maverick and innovator. He is revolutionizing the polka by incorporating singing violins, a pedal steel guitar, and a synthesizer to create a new polka sound. For many years, the Walt Procanyn Polka Show was heard in and around the Maryland and Washington DC and Delaware area. He was also booking many top notch polka bands from around the country as well as the big name bands of the great Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Guy Lombardo for the Eastwind Million Dollar Ballroom in Baltimore. Maryland. He was among a handful of people responsible for not only keeping the polka alive, but making it thrive. For additional information, please visit Walt's colorful Website at www.polkamagic.net.
And to hear an edition of "THE DELTA SHOW" featuring Walt's music, please click on the audio link below.
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This time, Chief Droege, who recently received Minnesota'sFIRE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD Of Communities of Less Than 2,000 Residents, talks about the Hamburg Fire Department as well as his thirty-two years of Public Service to the City of Hamburg, Carver County and his fellow citizens everywhere.
You'll learn much, much more about HAMBURGS #1 CITIZEN during this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Hamburg Fire Chief Brad Droege AVAILABLE ONLY ON 'DELTA ON DEMAND' !! To hear my interview with Chief Droege, please CLICK HERE.
IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS !
Trooper Keith Simonette came into my office today to tell me that you were no longer "on the air". I was disappointed to hear of this as you have been a great supporter of the Minnesota State Patrol and law enforcement in general. I really do think you cared greatly about the safety of your listeners. You assisted us in educating the public through methods other then arrests and citations. It is my hope that you will find a comfortable and rewarding career elsewhere and that you will remain a loyal friend to us and those in your community who support you. Thank you!
L. Hodapp, Commander, District 2200: The Minnesota State Patrol
I certainly want to thank Trooper Keith Simmonet of the Minnesota State Patrol for stopping by the radio station during my show on Law Enforcement Friday, August 15, 2003. He gave us several items that I will be giving away during my radio shows so please stay tuned. Also along with Trooper Simmonet were two deputies from the Scott County Sheriff's Department; deputies Dennis Tietz and Nick Adler. I've met lots of law enforcement officers during my active law enforcement career; the three that 'stopped in' to my radio show yesterday were three of the finest!! And, of course, let's not forget Larry Novotny who also was along.
Last Friday, August 22, 2003, Scott County Deputies Dennis Tietz and Duane Jirik stopped by the 'Delta Dick' Radio Show and dropped off Scott County Sheriff's Department coffee mugs to be given away during my radio shows. As everyone knows, I met Deputy Tietz the week before, and know Deputy Jirik through the 'SMART SHOPPER' Program heard every Saturday. Again, both deputies are model examples of what law enforcement officers are all about.
"Dick: Thanks for your public service; you do so much and probably don't get recognized for any of it. But, you are a wonderful asset for Carver County and Hamburg and for your radio listening community; you're just a great guy. Thanks so much."
"My prayer would be more Dick Odoms would rise up and get involved in their lives, in their communities and in our way of life! Our future needs courageous leaders who are not afraid to “challenge” the process and our leaders. America needs our involvement more than ever because of the polarizations that is taking place at all levels of government and our lives. I have tried to think of any part of my life where government in NOT involved in some way, shape or form. While I believe we cannot live without “the people” looking out for each other, I believe we have created a monster that has an appetite we cannot sustain. Something has to give……"
"Wishing you Life’s Best today and everyday!!"
Byron 'Bud' Olson
Sheriff of Carver County, Minnesota
MARY'S WISH FOUNDER GREG PETERSON
Mary's Wish intends to serve people in their time of need. Serving those in our communities enhance the quality of life for each of us while presenting Hope through "Simple Acts of Kindness."
Mary's Wish was established October 1, of 2005 and was named in memory of Greg's mother Mary Peterson. Mary was a very strong and courageous woman. A single mom of five children in a time where being a single mom was frowned upon. Mary was the child of Polish immigrants, survived being placed in an orphanage, excelled in academics, served in the Army during WWII, became a teacher and the mother of five children. Greg's, his wife and Greg are all attempting to to follow in Mary Peterson's footsteps by serving those in need. Mary was a champion of the poor! Donations, in any amount, are appreciated and may be sent to:
To hear my interview with Mary's Wish founder Greg Peterson, please 'CLICK' on the audio control below.
HAMBURG FIRE CHIEF BRAD DROEGE ON S.A.F.E.R.
Hamburg Fire Chief Brad Droege talks about how his, and other Fire Departments in Carver and surrounding counties work with the S.A.F.E.R. Program to help locate autistic and other Special Needs persons and Vulnerable Adults that wanter away from their 'home turf'.
To hear my interview with Chief Droege, please 'CLICK' on the audio control below.
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I'm a retired Minnesota Peace Officer who, in addition to previously having my own radio show, also hosts an hour long Olde Tyme Music Show heard four times
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On this edition of 'DELTA ON DEMAND', I talk with Sergeant Dale Schoenbauer of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office about how they are implementing the D.A.R.E. Program in schools throughout Hennepin County.
For those of you who may not know what the D.A.R.E. Program is, the program uses specially trained D.A.R.E. Law Enforcement Officers that are assigned to school classroom 'beats'.
The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by Police Officers whose training and experience give them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E. Program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills. 40 hours of additional training are provided to D.A.R.E. instructors to prepare them to teach the high school curriculum.
To hear my March 21, 2010 interview with Hennepin County Sheriff's Sergeant Dale Schoenbauer, please click on the audio link.
Mark, who I've know for about four years, is originally from Iowa. Presently, he and his bride, Terry, live in Bloomington, Minnesota, but Mark travels every week during the summer to his Iowa hometown where he grew up, to enjoy his favorite pastime: Gardening.
For the past four summers, Mark has shared his intimate details of how he prepares his garden in the spring for planting, how he carefully selects which seeds to plant and where to plant them. Then, as his efforts begin to emerge from the rich brown earth and begin "shoosting up towards the sky", (sounds like Green Acres revisited, doesn't it?) Mark provides me with updated, unsolicited information about how 'the crops' are doing.
It occurred to me that hearing Mark enthusiastically talk about his favorite hobby, would be of interest to the listeners of my DELTA DICK OLDE TYME MUSIC INTERNET SHOW. So, I recorded an interview with Mark and inserted that interview between Parts One and Two of one of my recent Internet shows (2010 - 31).
To hear that entire show, including my interview with Mark Brainard, one of our 'DELTA DICK SHOW CONTRIBUTORS', please 'CLICK' on the audio link below.
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During His Three Terms As Our Sheriff,
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Automated, Customized Weather Advisories, Watches & WarningsAffecting Our City Are Now Available On This Website For The City of Hamburg !!
If there are any weather advisories, watches or warnings in effect for the Hamburg area, the words WEATHER ALERT will appear in red below the current weather information displayed on the 'weather decal' shown above.
When the words WEATHER ALERT are displayed on the 'weather decal' above, complete information about the particular advisory, watch or warning affecting our area can be obtained by clicking on those words.
You will then be brought to the 'Official' DELTA DICK OLDE TYME MUSIC INTERNET SHOW WEATHER CONDITIONS WEBPAGE where complete information about the weather advisory, watch or warning will be displayed.
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I often wondered what it would be like to be 'aboard' a train engine. So, I called the Manager of the TWIN CITY & WESTERN RAILROAD and said, "Hey; could I 'ride your train' for a day"? Their General Manager said "ALL ABOARD" and arranged the day for me.
I spent the day with Engineer Chad and Conductor Al; it was an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS EXPERIENCE !! To share my thrilling experience with this GREATRAILROAD COMPANY, CLICK HERE !!
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Al Will Tell About Getting His First Pair Of NIKE Shoes When He Was Nine Years Old And He's Been 'Hooked' On NIKE Memorabilia Ever Since
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