Morning – Features

From ND To NASA: North Dakota’s Space Flight Legacy

Astronaut & Jamestown native Rick Hieb Shares His Journey From North Dakota To NASA

People first walked on the moon 50 years ago this Saturday. Here in North Dakota, our relationship with NASA and space flight goes back more than 60 years. We’ve had quite a few astronauts with North Dakota connections. We’re telling you about those brave men and women. KVRR’s Adam Ladwig had the huge honor of talking with North Dakota native…

Tech Tip Today: Gaming Gadgets

Win the game of giving the best gift to the gamer you love, with a game they'll love.

We’ve been doing a lot of reporting lately on the Morning Show on how big gaming has suddenly become in the region, and all the innovations the local gaming community is developing. Now, find out how to gift the gamer in your life with Francie Black in this week’s Tech Tip Today. Categories: Morning – Features

App of the Week: Keepsafe

Play it safe from getting stuck and stranded on the road.

When it comes to travel it can be easy to misplace things you need. And, while you can always pick up another toothbrush, getting another passport is a different story. Here’s a way you can keep track of all your most critical documents on the road in Today’s App of the Week.   Categories: Morning – Features

Thinking Green: Alternative Transportation

Give your car a break from the commute and check out these tips instead.

Now that the temperature has climbed back down from the 90s and humid to something considerably more comfortable, it’s time to talk morning drive time. Are you biking in to work today? How about hopping on board the bus? Maybe it’s time to reach out to your colleagues and see if they want to get a carpool started. Danny Lipford…

Ask Danny: Fixing Solar Lights

Don't let the summer party season fade out early.

The nights are getting longer again but that doesn’t mean the backyard entertaining season is over. You just need to make sure you’ve got the right lighting. Danny Lipford lets us in on the secret to repairing solar lights – while we’ve still got plenty of daylight to charge them with — in today’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Tech Tip Today: Summer Tech

Toys that can help you play harder than ever before.

They tell you when you travel you’re not supposed to take fancy stuff with you. What if you lose it? What if it gets stolen? But this week’s Tech Tip has such cool gadgets there’s no way you’d want to leave them home. You might not even want to ever put them down. Here’s Francie Black with some of the…

App of the Week: Flush

Take it with you wherever you go.

Finding your way to the facilities when you’re out and about can be critical to whether or not you enjoy your trip. After all, it’s pretty tough to relax and see the sights when all you can think about is seeing the inside of a ladies’ or mens’ room. Check out the app that’s leaving us flush with excitement over…

Thinking Green: VOCs

You can color us surprised by this story.

This week’s Thinking Green is all about reactions — the chemical kind. And you might have quite a reaction yourself, when you hear the truth about what’s going on in some so-called green paints. Danny Lipford explains how to choose a paint that’s truly free of VOCs in today’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Fix a Sagging Fence

The latest update in our daily struggle against the forces of gravity.

One of the most annoying things about building projects around the house is when you finish up, thinking you’ve done it perfectly, only to realize some time later that you haven’t. Like building a beautiful fence complete with a great garden gate — that’s suddenly started to sag. Fortunately, Danny Lipford has a fast fix in today’s Ask Danny. Categories:…

Melinda’s Garden: Trench Composting

Convert kitchen scraps into compost right in the garden with trench composting.

  Convert kitchen scraps into compost right in the garden with trench composting. Just like other composting methods, use only plant-based materials since meat, dairy and fat can attract animals. And this is no place for perennial weeds, annual weeds gone to seed or invasive plants that can survive and take over the garden. Simply dig a 12-inch-deep hole between…