Morning – Features

Thinking Green: Radiant Heating

You'll be radiant with new knowledge about the benefits.

Believe it or not, someday soon we will get to the point where we’re going to want to turn the heat back on at night. Remember a few years ago, when we got that frost warning in mid-August? Cover your home heating needs as well as your tomatoes when that happens. Here’s the way to do it green, with Danny…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Fighting Gray Mold

You want color and variety in your garden. So something called Gray Mold can really dampen the vibrancy of your flowers.

  Brown buds that fail to open on peonies and some roses, especially the white and pink flowered varieties is likely the result of Botrytis Blight also known as Gray Mold. This fungal disease is most common in cool rainy as well as humid weather. The disease attacks a variety of ornamental and edible plants and often is specific to…

Ask Danny: Finding a Contractor

Spacing out over picking a contractor? Here's some help.

During the pandemic, making the choice about who you want to let into your space is more critical than ever. And it’s putting a new pressure on people to pick the right contractor. Danny Lipford lets us in on some handy tips to find the right handy help in this week’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Mulch

Learn some tips to get the most from your mulch in this week's Melinda's Garden Moment

  Mulching new plantings helps conserve moisture and suppress weeds that compete for water and nutrients. But spreading mulch around small transplants can be a bit tedious. And if not done carefully can end up damaging your plants. Make it easier with one of these two techniques. Start by preparing the soil and removing existing weeds. Cover the area with…

Thinking Green: LED Lighting

Don't be led astray. Find out more about developing light technologies.

LEDs have been on the market for awhile, but engineers are coming up with new ways all the time to light up our lives in greener and greener ways. Danny lipford shows us why LED technology is still a bright shining light for green technology in today’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: CFL Bulbs

Danny Lipford's shedding some light on the subject.

We’re finally past the summer solstice this morning. And that means the daylight out there is starting to grow less and less from this morning on. Find out whether CFL bulbs are what you want for your home in this morning’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden: Invite Hummingbirds To Your Yard

Invite some guests to your home that you won't mind spending time with while we're social distancing.

  Invite some guests to your home that you won’t mind spending time with while we’re social distancing. We tell you how to bring hummingbirds to your yard in this week’s Melinda’s Garden Moment. Bring the hummingbirds into your garden and keep them happy with a season-long supply of their favorite nectar plants. Early blooming lungwort is a shade tolerant…

Social Distancing: New Hobbies

Another Puzzling Development

  We’ve been sharing new hobbies that you guys have developed during social distancing, and I’ve been sharing some of mine too. But I might be in over my head with my new hobby. I was inspired to buy some puzzles. My mom loves em. We’ve shared stories of communities with puzzle swap sheds during the pandemic. Well, I did…

Remembering The Deadly Tornado Outbreak Of 2010

Most Severe Tornado Outbreak In Decades Hit MN & ND 10 Years Ago Wednesday

  Wednesday is the 10-year anniversary of one of the most destructive tornado outbreaks we’ve seen here in our region. Numerous tornadoes touched down in Minnesota and North Dakota on June 17th, 2010, including three violent EF4 tornadoes and one EF3 tornado. Three people died in the widespread outbreak, including a man in Polk County, one in Otter Tail County,…

Thinking Green: Mosquito Bites

The other thing that bites about warm weather.

As if this heat isn’t bad enough, there’s something else that can suck all the fun out of your summertime: mosquito bites. Find out how to up your green game with mosquito repellant done the environmentally responsible way in this week’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features