Author: Adam Ladwig

Social Distancing: Lessons Learned From Dealing With Crisis

Other Problems Show That If We Prepare, We Can Take On Current Challenges

I don’t know about you, but I keep completely forgetting that we were facing a completely different potential crisis a month ago. The flood forecasts were looking bad. Fargo was getting ready to launch sandbag central for the 2nd straight year. But man, a lot can change in a month. And one fantastic change is the flood forecast got a…

Pet Connection: Meet Janet

Janet Is A Pug With A Ton Of Perseverance

  First, great new for our new friend Patsy. She’s a 2 1/2 year old Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler cross with a lot of energy. Our friends at Homeward Animal Shelter were looking for a foster home for her last week. The good news is, they found out. The better news is, she’s pending permanent adoption. We hope everything works…

Social Distancing: Running An Experiment

How Easy Is It To Keep Social Distancing When You Get Out For Fresh Air

  If you’re feeling cabin fever a bit while you’re social distancing, it’s still perfectly fine to head outside for a bit. You’re not under house arrest. And I did a little experiment to see how easy it is to stay far enough away from people when you’re out and about. I strapped a GoPro to my chest for my…

Social Distancing: Learning Lessons In The Dirt

Minnesota Parents Become Teachers With Distance Learning And Emily Welker's Little Girl Gets A Garden-Variety Lesson

  A lot of parents are in a brave new world this week. Distance learning started Monday for Moorhead Public Schools, Wednesday for Fargo. Local artist Su Legatt shared pics of her first day as a home school parent with her pre-k kiddo on Twitter. Pre-K parents have flexible learning plans for their kids, so Su used art on the…

Big Draft: Jordan

Jordan drove 480 miles to take his Little, Blake, to his first Vikings game

  The NFL draft is one of the few sporting events that hasn’t been postponed or cancelled yet. Thankfully the can do it over the phone. But there’s another draft that’s still going on, too. Help a kid in our region at The Big Draft with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Meet the latest Big to declare for The Big Draft,…

LIVE: Musicians Find Gigs During Pandemic With Livestream Concert Series

Livewire Producing Livestream Concerts To Raise Money For Musicians

  Musicians who are losing gigs because of the coronavirus have a chance to still hit the stage thanks to a local events company. Livewire is livestreaming concerts from its Fargo warehouse. Livewire president Kent Kolstad says his company has no events to help produce during the pandemic, and realized local musicians probably had the same problem. They organized the…

Social Distancing: #DogSquatChallenge

UND Police Are Challenging You To Pump Iron With Your Pooch

  We are on the cusp of another weekend. Hopefully that brings a little sense of relief. It’s nice to have something to look forward to when the news gets worse every day about COVID-19. Speaking of looking forward to things, I’m gonna talk about something I was looking forward to for more than a year, the finale of the…

Social Distancing: Star Trek & Chocolate

A New Series Is Free To Stream, And Get Inspired In The Kitchen

  I’m very excited to get home and socially distance myself today. I don’t stay current with a lot of shows, but one of the few I make a point to watch is streaming its finale today, and they’re making it available to everyone! Star Trek: Picard is comfort TV for me. Some of my earliest memories are watching Star…

Pet Connection: Meet Patsy

Patsy Has A TON Of Energy And Is Looking For A Foster Home

  We’re changing things up for Pet Connection during the coronavirus crisis. We can’t have people bring pets in studio because of social distancing. But we’re still here for you with the furry goodness. And One of the silver linings of social distancing is that you might have more time to help care for a new pet. If you can’t…