Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Meet KSTP Channel 5 anchor, Paul Folger

Early Birds: President Mark Arnold was the early bird this brisk December morning.

Guests: Guest Speaker Paul Folger was a guest of Chuck Shreffler. John, a 92 year old friend of Jim Christianson and fellow skier joined us as well.

Honorary Members: Russ Bremner, Mark Simon, Dick Nelson, and Tom Donnelly braved the cold this morning.


  1. Check your calendars! The 2020 Craft talk schedule is being circulated. Contact Craig to get on the schedule.
  2. The 2020 Directory is being circulated for updates. Make sure to get your ads to Dwain Coleman.
  3. Nominations and candidates for the MBC Board of Directors serving from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 were announced. Jim Erickson will serve as the VP, Dave Mitchell and Jerry Olson will join the board.

Business Networking: Dave Bell announced he has obtained the title of grandfather. Randy Korn mentioned his stepmother had passed out in New York and he is still looking for a sales/design person.

Business Exchange: Chris Leonard started us off and was followed by Kristen Baas, Karen Holtmeier, Jim Christenson, Mike Palm, Dick Anderson, Jerry Olson, and Randy Korn.

Business Updates: None Today

Table Introductions: None today

Pot of Gold: After Mike Palm had won two pots in a row, President Mark decided to have Chuck Shreffler draw for the Pot of Gold. Grandpa Dave Bell was the big winner.

Craft Talk:

Chuck Shreffler introduced our guest speaker, Paul Folger.

Paul is a North Carolina native and graduated from UNC-Asheville. Paul has backpacked across Europe and is a car guy for hobbies.

During his 24 years in the industry, he has worked in North Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma before arriving in Minnesota about a year ago.

Paul thinks he has been involved in reporting over 5,000 stories to date. The one that has stayed with him is about a woman, Anita, from Dallas, TX who went to New York immediately after 9/11 to assist in meeting with the family members of
those who lost their lives. She met a woman named Blanche whose son, Erik, was one who didn’t make it out of the towers.

Paul answered a number of questions for us, including 1) What is a typical day for a TV anchor? 2) How are the stories we hear decided upon? 3) How do you deal with the polarization due to politics in today’s news? 4) What do think of the Minnesota State Fair? All in all an interesting morning.

Give your thanks to Chuck for arranging for Paul to speak.

Register for the Pot of Gold with Chuk Shreffler at Chuck@chucklaw.com or 612- 872-8000.

Looking ahead

December 18 will be Mark Arnold of Continental Diamond at ECC

December 25 and January 1 there will be no meetings.

January 8 will be Bell Manufacturing at ECC