Morning – Features

Thinking Green: Programmable Thermostat

Get with the program: save some energy and some money this spring.

The weather this time of year can be kind of all over the place. Sun, then sudden rain. Temps up one day, down the next. There is one way you can control your environment, however, even if you can’t control Mother Nature. Danny Lipford explains in this week’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Fixing Nail Pops

We're fixing to have better-looking walls pretty soon.

Nail-pops are the last thing you want to see come through on your walls. Fixing them sounds like you’re destroying your home. Our home improvement expert, Danny Lipford, breaks down the steps on this week’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Kid-Friendly Eyeballs & Brains

Plant some eyeballs, brains, firecrackers and popcorn in your kid friendly garden.

  Eyeballs, brains, firecrackers and popcorn can help persuade the youngsters in your life to start gardening. These plants add a bit of fun and possibly some gruesome beauty to any garden or container. Just give the popcorn cassia (Senna didymobotrya) a gentle pet for a whiff of popcorn. Or sniff the flowers and the peanut butter fragrance will have…

Social Distancing: Baby Bison!

National Buffalo Museum Welcomes 1st Babies Of The Season

  Spring is the time of rebirth, and it feels like that this year a lot more than last year, with vaccines available and stuff reopening. Last week in our Discover North Dakota series we visited Jamestown. And perhaps their most famous attraction has some new additions just waiting for a socially distanced hello. New baby bison! This is the…

Thinking Green: Natural Lighting

Light up your life and lighten the load on the environment while you're at it.

In spite of all the makeup and hairspray it takes to get us out onto the anchor desk in the morning, we’re really a fan of the natural look here on the Morning Show. And what better way to show it in its best light, than with natural lighting? Danny Lipford sheds light on the subject in today’s Thinking Green….

Social Distancing: Snagging Coveted Camping Spots

If You Wait, You Might Not Get In To Popular Campgrounds

We discovered the Park Rapids area in Tuesday’s show. It’s the gateway to Itasca State Park, one of the most beautiful and most popular spots in our region. It’s the birthplace of the Mississippi River! Of course people are going to want to hang out there. But if you’re looking for some socially distanced fun this summer, I’ve got some…

Ask Danny: Galvanized Metal

Take advantage of a break between rain showers to do some painting around your place.

This warmer weather may be galvanizing you to tackle some home improvement projects. How do you paint galvanized metal so it lasts? Here’s home improvement expert Danny Lipford. Categories: Morning – Features

Social Distancing: Patio Season Is Open

Patio Season Lets Businesses Open Up More Than In Winter

This weekend was a great time to get out and enjoy the sun of a patio. It’s also a chance for at least one business to make a second chance at a first impression. I checked out the patio at Swing Barrel Brewing in Moorhead. They’ve been serving beer on their patio for a while, but their taproom re-opened Friday…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Edible Beauty In Your Garden

You don't have to sacrifice between the looking good and tasting good in your garden

  Get the most beauty and edibility from every square inch of your garden or container. Use color and texture to create attractive edible displays. The silver foliage of the artichoke contrasts with the bold red cabbage. The purple fruit of eggplant and leaves of red onyx pepper echo the purple to unify the planting. Fill every space by interplanting…

Thinking Green: Low-Flow Shower Heads

Make your morning shower extra environmentally friendly.

This morning, we’re trying to go with the flow. After all — it can make for a much better start to your morning. And to your morning shower. Danny Lipford has the scoop on low-flower shower heads in Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features