Morning – In The Community

Social Distancing: Handling Holiday Stress

How To Take Care Of Yourself And Let Family Down Easily If You're Not Gathering For The Holidays

  This holiday season is bringing a new kind of stress as many holiday traditions are upended during the worsening pandemic. Cassie Subbert with the Northwestern Mental Health Center in Crookston says focusing on ourselves and doing mindful activities can help with the stress. If you decide not to see family this season and it’s a difficult topic to bring…

LIVE: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Helps Give People In Need Winter Gear

Program Looking To Expand In Its 2nd Year

  A growing number of businesses are helping people in need get the warm winter gear they need this season. The Downtown Community Partnership’s Warm Hands, Warm Hearts drive is up and running. Participating businesses have a tree set up in their store stocked with gently used hats, gloves and scarves. Anyone can come and take items no questions asked,…

LIVE: Minnesota Secretary Of State Calls State’s Election “A Model For The Nation”

Secretary Of State Steve Simon Joins KVRR Morning Show

  Amid national controversy and unfounded claims of election fraud, Minnesota’s Secretary of State calls his state’s election process “a model for the nation”. Steve Simon joined KVRR’s morning show Monday. He says just a hair under 80 percent of eligible voters cast ballots this month, the highest voter turnout in the country. He credits elections workers in each of…

Pet Connection: Meet Buxton

It can take big bucks to heal a dog like Buxton.

If you have a pet you already know it’s important to budget for regular veterinary care. But sometimes, medical surprises come up that can be a bit more than you bargained for cost-wise. That happens with dogs that come into rescues, too. And right now, 4 Luv of Dog has two dogs who need pretty expensive medical help to get…

LIVE: Keeping Veterans Safe on Veterans Day

They're one of our most precious resources. Show them you care by keeping them safe while you honor their service.

The North Dakota Census reports that we’ve got more than 50,000 veterans alive in the state this year, but the number is dwindling. That’s in part because they’re an aging population. And local veterans are concerned about about the potential the pandemic could have to diminish their ranks still further. That’s why veterans groups worked overtime this year to make…

LIVE: Essentia Health Workers Asking for Public’s Help

Show the people who care for us when we're sick that we care about them in return.

If you’re feeling the strain of this long, long pandemic and the Covid-positive rates that stubbornly refuse to come down in our region, you’re not alone. The folks we rely on to take care of us when we’re sick are also struggling. Essentia Health workers are pulling extra shifts to try to meet the rising numbers of patients arriving daily…

LIVE: Artists Helps Show Off Hometown Pride For 50+ Local Communities

Some "Hometown Holidays" Proceeds Benefiting Local Homeless Shelters

  A local artist is helping spread hometown pride in more than 50 communities in our area. Kim Jore owns RiverZen Art Studio in Moorhead. She spent all summer and fall traveling to 54 different North Dakota and Minnesota towns within a 50 mile radius of Fargo. She took photos, talked to locals, and created collages for each and every…

LIVE: Pandemic Can Make Memory Issues Worse For Patients With Alzheimer’s

November is National Amzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

  November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and local memory care experts say the pandemic could be making it even harder to care for loved ones with memory loss. Barry Maring with “Right at Home” says memory problems can start slowly. Anything from forgetting people’s names, to forgetting your routine and losing your ability to reason. If you suspect…

LIVE: Cooking for a Cause

They're cooking up something fun for you.

If you’re anything like us here at the Morning Show, you sailed blissfully through our Halloweekend on a sea of sugary candy and other ghoulish goodies. But now that we’ve shaken off the sugar coma, we’re realizing we’re heading into Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays without a clear plan for keeping on track with healthy food and fitness…

LIVE: Art Ghoullery Returns For 3rd Year Of Spooky Art

Plus, A Chance To Enjoy The Art From Home During The Pandemic

  Spooky Halloween Art is in full display this weekend in Moorhead. The Rourke Art Gallery’s 3rd annual Art Ghoullery runs through Sunday. This year will be different though. There is no masquerade party because of COVID. People have to register in advance if they want to attend. Masks are required, the protective kind, not the decorative kind. But costumes…