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Thinking Green: Energy Audit

You can do it yourself, but you may want to consider getting a professional to do it for you.

  You can do it yourself, but you may want to consider getting a professional to do it for you. Danny Lipford tells us why getting an energy audit for your home…isn’t something you’ll want to put off for long. Three words you probably never want to hear are: you’re being audited. But, if it’s a home energy audit, that’s…

Birds Of A Feather: Flocking To The Annual Chicken Show

It's a clucking good time.

Festival season is at its peak here in the Red River Valley, with the Downtown Street Fair and the Red River Valley Fair kicking off over the next few days and county fairs in the works as far as the eye can see. But in Wayne, Nebraska, a spectacle that started almost 40 years ago as a children’s art festival…

Ask Danny: Reducing Heat From Windows

Let the sun shine in. To a point.

When it comes to staying cool during the heat wave that’s expected this week, you need to make sure your home is a safe haven from high temps. That means keeping the sun outside where it belongs. Danny Lipford shows us how to keep the sun’s heat at bay at all your windows in this week’s Ask Danny.

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Penny Water Drops

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff conducted the science experiment, Penny Water Drops. Here’s what you need for the experiment: Cup of Water Pennies Paper Towel Water/Medicine Dropper or Pipette Here’s how you conduct the experiment: Wash and rinse a penny in tap water. Dry it completely with a paper towel. Place the penny on a flat surface. The flatter the…

Melinda’s Garden: Attracting Pollinators

Beautiful and good for the environment.

When you clear your yard of nothing but grass, you’re not just depriving yourself of the sight of beautiful flowers. You’re also costing yourself the sight of beautiful butterflies. Pollinators like butterflies and moths don’t just serve a decorative function, either. They make it possible for plants to set fruit, which is important for garden yield’s and the world’s food…

Tech Tip Today: Google Jobs

We use it for everything else. Why not this?

You use Google to search for the perfect new outfit, the replacement parts for your dishwasher, the best deal on airline flights, when the Gettysburg address was performed (it was November 19, 1863) and for incriminating details about your blind date next Tuesday. So why not use it in your job search? Francie Black shows us how to score a…

Thinking Green: Detecting Drafts

Staying cool isn't just about cranking up the air conditioning in summer.

When it comes to beating the heat, it’s not all about turning up the air and the ceiling fan as high as they’ll go. Sometimes, you need to get buttoned up tight before you can cool down. Danny Lipford shows us how to detect drafts all around your home that will suck the cool air out and keep you from…

Ask Danny: Controlling Sweating

He can't help you with your shiny forehead. But your sweaty windows? That's another story.

What with the heat expected to spike in the next few days, it’s to be expected we’re all going to be sporting some shimmery droplets here and there. While that’s just fine when it comes to your forehead and nose, it’s a little bit bigger problem if your windows are sweating too. That’s where Danny Lipford comes in, in this…

Melinda’s Garden: Deadheading

It's not what you think, hippie.

When you hear the term “deadheading,” a lot of us immediately imagine following a certain popular 60s-era band around the country, enjoying some open-air folk rock music while wearing tie-dye and love beads, as clouds of fragrant smoke waft through the air above our heads. This has nothing to do with that. However, it will get you outside and make…