Welcome Randy Vangrud

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Join us in welcoming Randy Vangrud to Spotlight!

Where are you from?

I was born in St. Cloud MN. I grew up in Moorhead, yes I am a SPUD. 

Tell us a little bit about you.

 I have been married to my wife Barbara since 10/18/80. We worked in Radio together in Fargo, Brainerd, Minot, Bismarck and Fergus Falls.  We have a son Jace (36). We have a daughter Kristen (34). We have two grandchildren, Gabriella (6) and Lincoln (5). We live on Wall Lake, 5 miles east of Fergus Falls.

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

Kevin Costner. Because he’s the “coolest”. 

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Fishing, boating, hunting and snowmobiling.  

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

I was riding a snowmobile that caught fire and i didn’t realize it. I continued to ride it right between the gas pumps of a nearby convenience store, then realized it was on fire. I jumped off just 200 yards from my home and called 911 while many of my neighbors and I watched it burn until the Fire Department arrived.