Morning – Features

Thinking Green: Gray Water

Let gray make you a little more green.

Parts of the region finally got some water this morning —¬† more than six inches and counting, in some places. And that has us all talking water this morning, and what to do with it. Danny Lipford lets us in on what “gray water” is, and what to do with it, in this morning’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Control Sweating Windows

Because these days, the last thing you need is more sweat in your life.

At this point we will try whatever you tell us to try, in order to stop sweating so much. Danny Lipford thinks he can even get your windows to stop sweating. That’s in today’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden: Grow a Tea Garden

Because you really need to stay hydrated in this heat.

If you get anything growing in your garden these days, what with the drought and heat we’ve been experiencing, it’s time to spill the tea. Melinda Myers is. She’s showing us how to grow a tea garden in today’s Melinda’s Garden moment. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Hanging Heavy Mirrors

Reflecting on a solution.

Things are getting pretty heavy in Ask Danny this morning. Seriously. Fortunately, he’s more than up to the task. Find out the safest way to hang a heavy mirror with our favorite home improvement expert, Danny Lipford. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden: Clay Irrigation

Conserve water, grow a more productive garden and take the guesswork out of watering your plants with clay pot irrigation

  Conserve water, grow a more productive garden and take the guesswork out of watering your plants with clay pot irrigation also known as Olla irrigation. You can purchase Olla pots like these from a variety of on-line sources. Or create your own from unglazed terra cotta pots. Just plug the drainage hole with a rubber cork like I’ve used…

Thinking Green: Clothesline

It's a breeze to be green and do your laundry at the same time.

Tuesday has some pretty brisk breezes in the forecast, with gusts that could go up all the way to fifty miles per hour. Fortunately, all that breeze is coming in really handy if you’re heading toward the laundry pile this morning. Danny¬† Lipford shows us how to get in line with the green movement when you dry your clothes in…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Fertilizer Tips

Proper fertilization will help keep your lawn healthy and better able to outcompete the weeds, tolerate insects and disease and recover from environmental stresses.

Proper fertilization will help keep your lawn healthy and better able to outcompete the weeds, tolerate insects and disease and recover from environmental stresses. Start by calculating the area to be fertilized. Measure then multiply the length times the width of your lawn to get the square footage. The bag or your soil test will tell you how much fertilizer…

Thinking Green: Responsible Water Use

Sourcing a precious resource the right way.

It’s not something most of us here in the Red River Valley have had to think much about given all the flooding to which we’re prone. But flood cycles tend to intersperse themselves with dry cycles, so it’s worth being prepared. And it’s been dry lately. So it’s time to start thinking about resourcing your water responsibly. Here’s Danny Lipford…

Watch: Fire heavily damages bean plant near Park Rapids

Crews Still Monitoring Fire As Of Tuesday Morning

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) –¬†Firefighters were on the scene of a bean plant fire late Monday night and early Tuesday morning near Park Rapids. The fire started at about 8:30 p.m. Monday at Green Valley Bean on Highway 34 west of Park Rapids. The fire was put out about three hours later. Fire crews from Nevis, Menahga, Frazee, Detroit lakes…