Morning – In The Studio

Social Distancing: Staying Safe In The Great Outdoors

Open Spaces Already Getting Crowded In Parts Of Our Region

  Temperatures are looking up, and it’s pretty tempting to break out of the home and go for a walk or a run hike. Going on a run is one of the best things for me for clearing my head and de-stressing. And we live in a stressful time. There are plenty of parks and open spaces you can go…

Social Distancing: Testing Out My Mask Hack

Will My Mask Hack Hack It And Keep Me Safe?

  We’ve been talking masks a lot as a way to protect yourself when you have to go out. I showed you my homemade mask yesterday. Quick and easy if you don’t have a mask already. All you need is a t-shirt, pair of scissors and elastic band from an old pair or shorts. I posted the instructions on the…

Social Distancing: Spreading Easter Joy From A Safe Distance

A Way To Connect With Loved Ones While Keeping A Safe Distance

  I hope you had a nice weekend. There are a lot of holidays around right now: Easter. Passover. Ramadan. Hopefully the holidays give you a nice distraction from everything that’s going on right now. I know it was for me. Over the weekend we went and dropped bags of Easter gifts off on doorsteps. We got to say hi…

Social Distancing: Happy Birthday To My Grandma

I celebrate my grandma's 90th birthday after the pandemic kept our family apart for the big day

  COVID-19 is upending nearly everyone’s lives right now. Even if you’re lucky and no one you know has it, or lost a job over it, the impacts can still feel overwhelming. I’ve been pretty lucky so far, but there is one thing that really bites about this pandemic this morning. This is my grandma. April 8th is her 90th…

LIVE: Pandemic Profiteers and Illegal Evictions

It's hard to follow stay at home orders if you're kicked out of your home. So Minnesota's AG wants to hear from you.

Money is tough to come by for a lot of people right now, and putting price hikes on things like rice, toilet paper and hand sanitizer is exactly what none of us consumers need. But that’s what investigators with the Minnesota State Attorney General’s office are finding is happening with businesses throughout the state to people just like you. Not…

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…

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…