Author: Adam Ladwig

LIVE: Girl Scouts Go Virtual During Pandemic

Scouts Offering Wide Variety Of Virtual Offerings, Even If You're Not A Girl Scout

  You can still earn patches, merit badges, and even camp with the Girl Scouts this summer, even while social distancing due to COVID-19. The Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons chapter had virtual programs in place for girls less than a week after social distancing started. Nearly 16-hundred girls have taken advantage since April. Most of the programs focus on STEM activities,…

Social Distancing: Getting Away

Trying To Plan A Social Distanced Vacation

  Recreation isn’t the same this summer as it was before COVID-19. Packed lakes during the 4th of July weekend drew a lot of scorn. Trying to come up with a vacation plan can be a challenge if you want to social distance. I’ve got a few days off coming up later this month. I was originally going to the…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Uncommon Trees

Try uncommon trees for disease resistance and variety.

  Try uncommon trees for disease resistance and variety. The Katsura tree’s blue-green leaves flutter in the wind and turn a clear yellow in fall when you may even notice a faint smell of cookies. The musclewood is a small scale shade tolerant tree. Its smooth gray bark, unique flowers and fruit along with the yellow, orange or red fall…

Pet Connection: Meet Gami

Gami Is A Looker Looking For A Home To Call His Own

  We have a cat with a big personality who loves to be the center of attention. So let’s give him some attention right now. Meet Gami from Journey Home Animal Rescue in Grand Forks. Gami is a three-year-old make cat. He has a beautiful black and white coat. He would love to be the only cat in your home….

LIVE: Red River Market Making Changes For COVID-19

First Market Set For Saturday, July 11th

  The Red River Market is back starting this weekend, with some big changes because of COVID-19. The first market of the year is this Saturday, July 11th, from 10-2 downtown. To promote social distancing, the market will spread out over twice as much space. All vendors will wear masks. Customers are asked to as well. Each vendor will have…

House Fire In Barnesville During Thunderstorm

Fire Reported Around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday

BARNESVILLE, MINN. (KFGO) – Firefighters are on scene battling a house fire in Barnesville, Minnesota in the midst of a severe thunderstorm, reported shortly before 3:30 Wednesday morning.  The initial report indicated the house, just east of the Clay County Fairgrounds, was struck by lightning. Flames coming from the roof of the home were visible from some distance away. KFGO’s…

Social Distancing: More Puzzling Developments

A Pandemic Can Make You Do Things You Never Thought You'd Do Before

  Life is different right now. Life is weird. A lot of us are acting in ways we never have before, wearing masks to get groceries, sanitizing everything all the time. The pandemic and social distancing are also giving us chances to try new things that would have sounded crazy just a few months ago. It’s a necessity for some…

Social Distancing: Distancing From Fireworks

The 4th Got A Little Too Exciting For These Kids

  I hope you had a lovely 4th of July over the weekend, and got to eat some good food and see some good fireworks. I bought a new grill and made hot dogs and steaks. It all felt very patriotic. And a lot of people shot off fireworks at home this year to avoid large crowds at public displays….

Food Safety For The Fourth

Make Sure Your Cookout Is Clean

  If you’re planning a 4th of July cookout, make sure you’re keeping your food safe. The USDA is stressing the importance of food safety as more people turn to home cookouts during COVID-19. Some of the best tips to follow this weekend are keeping raw meat away from prepared food, checking to make sure your meat is hot enough…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Fighting Gray Mold

You want color and variety in your garden. So something called Gray Mold can really dampen the vibrancy of your flowers.

  Brown buds that fail to open on peonies and some roses, especially the white and pink flowered varieties is likely the result of Botrytis Blight also known as Gray Mold. This fungal disease is most common in cool rainy as well as humid weather. The disease attacks a variety of ornamental and edible plants and often is specific to…