Morning – In The Studio

Social Distancing: Bring On The Fall Colors

Plus, Another Hidden Gem Along The Red River

  Fall has begun! The Autumn Equinox officially happened at 8:30, just a few minutes ago, so we’re officially saying goodbye to summer. And that means fall colors! Click here for a live look at one of our most breathtaking natural sites in the region, the Mississippi River Headwaters at Itasca State Park. And we’ve got about a month of…

Social Distancing: Big Crazy Statues

There are a TON of ridiculous statues in our region just ripe for socially distanced exploring

  When I go on vacation, I don’t really plan things very well. I just go somewhere, meander around and find stuff that interests me. And it usually works out. Let’s talk statues. So many little towns around the region have big statues to try and pull in some attention. And if you love ridiculous things like I do, then…

Social Distancing: Itasca State Park

Enjoy The Last Few Weeks Of Nice Weather While Socially Distancing

  Vacations are harder to come by during the pandemic. But there’s still tons of beauty close to home you can check out. Click here to see the live webcam at the birthplace of the mighty Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. It’s only about a two hour drive from Fargo/Moorhead. It’s where I went over the weekend for a…

LIVE: Winemaker Says No Need To Fear Change To MN Wines

Judge Rules MN Wineries Don't Have To Use 51% Minnesota Grapes In Wines Anymore

  One local winemaker does not think a new court ruling will change what’s in your bottle of Minnesota wine too much. A federal judge struck down a law requiring Minnesota wine to be made with at least 51 percent Minnesota Grapes. Penny Aguirre with Richwood Winery in Callaway, Minnesota supports the rule change. She says wineries could run into…

“Lager Queen of Minnesota” Highlights 1 Book, 1 Community Book Program

Metro-Wide Book Club Culminates With Virtual Artist Talk On September 24th

  It’s an easy way to feel connected with your community during the age of social distancing. People across the Metro are digging into the same book as part of the 1 Book, 1 Community book program.This is the 9th year for the program. This year’s selection is “The Lager Queen of Minnesota” by Minnesota native J. Ryan Strahdal. Readers…

LIVE: Last-Minute Labor Day Food Ideas With Famous Dave’s

There's Still Time To End The Summer Food Season With A Bang

  Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, which can be one of the last times to go all out with barbecue. Famous Dave’s joined the morning show today with last-minute labor day ideas. If you weren’t able to bust out the grill, Famous Dave’s is selling a meal with a rack of ribs, a pound each of brisket…

Social Distancing: A Fertile Display

The Search For Hidden Gems Uncovers This Beautiful Spot Near Fertile, MN

  I’ve been sharing what I think are some hidden gems in the area ripe for socially distanced exploring while we stick close to home. And this morning, we’ve got an entry for a hidden gem in Northwest Minnesota that looks quite lovely. Sharon on Facebook told us about the Bergeson Nursery near Fertile, Minnesota. Definitely looks Fertile to me….

Social Distancing: A Gem In Plain Sight

NDSU's Horticulture Research & Demonstration Gardens Offer A Beautiful Diversion To Your Routine

  I’ve been trying to share places to explore in our own backyard so we can break things up a bit while we’re staying closer to home during the pandemic. And this beautiful spot is right out in the open, yet feels mostly deserted. I visited NDSU’s Horticulture Research & Demonstration Gardens Tuesday afternoon. It’s beautiful. Hummingbirds danced around countless…

LIVE: 1st Ever Big Brothers/Big Sisters Month

Month Marked By Largest-Ever Need For Bigs In F/M Area

  This September launches the first-ever Big Brothers/Big Sister month in the U.S. and Canada as we see a greater need for mentors than ever in the Metro. Big Brothers/Big Sisters says their waiting list is 104 kids right now, higher than they can ever remember. With volunteering down overall during the pandemic, the local chapter is trying to make…

LIVE: Talking Some Of The Big Films At This Year’s Fargo Film Festival

Fargo Film Festival Going Virtual This Year, Running Through August 30th

  You only have a couple days left to catch some or all of the 40+ films available at the Fargo Film Festival. The entire festival is virtual this year so you can watch them at home if you buy a pass. But the movies are only available through August 30th. Fargo Theatre Executive Director Emily Beck says people have…