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WRITTEN BY: MEGHAN FEIR

• PHOTOS BY: URBAN TOAD MEDIA

Joel Heitkamp is no stranger to opposition and is not easily intimidated by harsh words and middle fingers. From his time working as a utilities manager to being a referee, a North Dakota senator to a radio talk show host, Heitkamp has had to grow a thick skin to ward off the slings of opposing viewpoints and the oft accompanied anger. For Heitkamp, it just seems to be water off a golden retriever’s back. In his current role as the operations manager for Midwest Communications, Heitkamp manages the on-air side of six radio stations, including KFGO, Y94 and 740 The Fan and has collectively been in the radio industry 14 years. On a richly warm autumn day at Brewhalla (Drekker Brewing Company’s newest location), I had the opportunity to pose questions no other journalist or radio caller would bother asking the ex-senator and radio professional. The only question that stumped him was one pertaining to kombucha, leading to a discussion about headcheese.

“Have you ever eaten cow tongue? You come out to my fish house and it’ll be an experience. You won’t stay long unless you wear a gas mask, but you can come on in.” – Joel Heitkamp

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The Good Life Men's Magazine - November/December 2018  

Featuring Sheriff Paul Laney. Local Hero - CHARISM, Having a Beer with Joel Heitkamp, Mr. Full-Time Dad and more in Fargo Moorhead's only me...

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