Author: Emily Welker

Pet Connection: Meet Bowie

He's a star, man.

Bowie the German Shepherd is as strikingly handsome as late rock star David Bowie. He’s a cuddler, a good canine citizen on walks, a great player of tug of war and an intrepid explorer of all backyards. He’s five years old, so he’s been around long enough to get some great manners and to love human companions. Amazingly, though, beautiful…

LIVE: Drought Leaves Farmers’ Futures Uncertain

It may be game over already for some of them this growing season.

We keep hoping for some relief from the drought with more rain in the forecast. But for some farmers in the region, anything we get may be coming too little, too late. Bell Bank agribusiness analysts say some farmers may already be out of the growing game this season. In the north central part of North Dakota, the lack of…

Thinking Green: Harnessing Wind Power

Don't wind yourself up over worrying about the environment. Here are some solutions to try.

What with the storms headed our way sometime after today it’s probably time to start thinking about what to do with all that wind energy. Harness the power of wind and use it to help the planet stay healthy in this week’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Selecting Gutters

Because there are more storms on the way this week.

Today’s Ask Danny is coming just in time for the rain we’ve been waiting so long for. Check out Danny Lipford’s advice on getting good gutters this morning. Categories: Morning – Features

LIVE: Roger Maris All-Star Week

Maris's legacy lives on. Now you can come be a part of it.

After a year of staying away from each other to stay healthy, the timing couldn’t be better for folks turning out to connect with one another at Sanford Health’s newest public event. Organizers are reporting good turnout for the inaugural Roger Maris All-Star Week in the metro. The events have been running all week, and continue through Saturday. Amongst the…

Thinking Green: Plastic Water Bottles

Water you waiting for? It's time to act now to make your life a little greener.

We’ve been telling you with for more than a week now, with the unseasonable late spring heat, to watch your hydration levels. Danny Lipford blows the lid off bottled water in this morning’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

LIVE: New Food Bank CEO Set to Deal with New Crisis in Higher Food Prices

You could say it's out of the frying pan, into the fire for food banks around the region.

2020 was a year unlike any other for the Great Plains Food Bank. Virtually overnight, it seemed, they saw a 40% increase in need for help, brought on by layoffs and other pressures the pandemic brought to bear. That’s finally started to ease up, according the Food Bank’s Jared Slinde. Now, though, inflation is causing food prices to rise, across…

Ask Danny: Reducing Heat From Windows

A winning technique to keep windows from heating up your home this summer.

Controlling the heat has been top of mind for most of us most of the month. And while things have settled down a little, we’ve still got a lot of summer weather left to go. Find out what home improvement expert Danny Lipford has to say about controlling heat from your home’s windows in today’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning –…

LIVE: Unglued at the Summer Craft Fest

Beer, crafts, and live in-studio appearances are back again on the Morning Show!

It’s the first fully-vaccinated, CDC-guideline-approved, social-distancing-free live, in-studio event in more than a year for the Morning Show, and boy is it right up our alleys. One of our favorite returning guests, Unglued’s Ashley Morken, brought us crafts, beer, beer-related crafts, locally-produced candy, tequila, and more goodies to get us ready for this weekend’s Summer Craft Fest. It’s been on…

Pet Connection: Horse Rescue Fundraiser

Give horses a loving home.

We’re pleased to report that last week’s Pet Connection pet, Bailey the palomino, is enjoying her forever home this morning. But Happy Acres horse rescue in Lakota, N.D. still has nearly twenty other horses who also need to find homes. Rescue founder Lesa Kadlec-Haase says about five or so are trained and rideable. But whether they’re rideable or not, all…