Morning – In The Studio

Social Distancing: NW Angle Still Stranded By The Pandemic

Lake of the Woods Tourism Testifies About Issues To U.S. Senate

  Most of the U.S. is open again as COVID numbers keep dropping. But there are still areas that are suffering financially under COVID restrictions. One of those areas is right here in our region, and now their plight is getting the spotlight on Capitol Hill. Lake of the Woods Tourism Executive Director Joe Henry testified this week in front…

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…

Social Distancing: 3-Year-Old Quarantine Artist

A 3-Year-Old's Painting During The Pandemic Hangs In Minnesota Restaurant

A lot of us picked up new hobbies during the height of the pandemic. I tried cooking more. I got into puzzles for a while. Over the weekend I stumbled upon a fantastic way one person made use of their quarantine. Check out this painting. It’s hanging on the wall at Spanky’s Stone Hearth restaurant, a fancy restaurant next to…

Discover Minnesota: Otter Tail County

"Halo Effect" Keeps Bringing People Back To Otter Tail County

  Our final Discover Minnesota virtual road trip heads to the county that claims to have more lakes than any other county in the country. Otter Tail County will be hosting the Governor’s Fishing Opener on some of those lakes from May 13th through the 15th. There are one 1,048 lakes in the county, along with 22 communities, numerous resorts,…

Discover Minnesota: Alexandria

Alexandria Makes The Most Of Claim As "Birthplace Of America"

  Alexandria, Minnesota makes the most of its claim to the the birthplace of America, no matter how dubious that claim is. Alexandria is just over 100 miles from Fargo on I-94. The area boasts more than 350 lakes, along with plenty of biking options along rail-to-trail paths. But it’s history that makes Alexandria really stand out. The shield on…

Discover Minnesota: Park Rapids Area

Gateway To The Mississippi Headwaters Within 25 Miles Of Hundreds Of Lakes

  Tuesday, the Discover Minnesota series heads to one of the most beautiful places in our region. Park Rapids has a unique downtown, with extra wide streets you can park down in the middle of. But the area is surrounded by nearly unmatched natural beauty. There are hundreds of lakes within 25 miles of Park Rapids. The city lies just…

Discover South Dakota: Watertown

Famed Artists Helps Put Watertown In The Spotlight

  The people in this South Dakota spot call it a hidden gem, highlights by a gift left by a famous artist. Discover South Dakota took a trip to Watertown. The city sits near two different lakes, which provides plenty of fishing and recreation. There are two breweries and a bustling downtown shopping scene. But the crown jewel of the…

Discover South Dakota: Sisseton

Natural Beauty Meets Art & Culture In Northeast South Dakota

  We are branching out in our virtual road trips for the next week. We will be discovering our part of South Dakota, starting with Sisseton. Perhaps the most iconic site in Sisseton is the Nicollet Tower, a 75-foot observation tower that offers a view into three different states. The Sisseton area also offers a plethora of outdoor opportunities. Aaron…

LIVE: Turtle Mountain College Student, CEO, Helping Native Students Navigate College Life

Kilyn Parisien Is Set To Graduate With A Double Degree From The University Of Kansas

  A young woman with an impressive resume is helping fellow Native American students learn how to succeed in college. Kilyn Parisien from the Turtle Mountain Reservation visited the KVRR morning show nearly four years ago. Then, she was a beauty queen who wanted to be a surgeon. Things changed while she navigated life as the first person in her…