Health Experts Discuss How To Deal With Isolation And Family Tension Amid COVID-19

She encourages people to find a hobby at home, whether that is knitting, painting, or doing puzzles.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Mental health professionals say they’ve been kept busy with patients as the coronavirus creates tension between some families. “Family dynamic questions, how to deal with increased family stress, increase behavior from kids, lots of, lots of different things.,” says Christina Smestad, Mental Health Professional, The Village Family Service Center. They say it’s important for families to find…

Dayton Enjoying Down Time after Nearly 4 Decades in Office

Dayton did recently accept a fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS –When former Gov. Mark Dayton’s official portrait is unveiled later this week, it will feature the two-term Democrat in front of the Capitol building. Dayton says he wanted a strong “supporting cast” in the painting to be unveiled Thursday, and the Capitol fit the bill. The building got a $300 million restoration during his time in office. Dayton told…

Police as Nazis, Klan? Taxpayer-Funded DAPL Protest Painting Ignites Debate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – A taxpayer-funded painting that portrays police as Nazis backed up by Ku Klux Klan members has ignited a debate about censorship in Minnesota. The painting, by Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie, depicts the 2016 protests over the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. Protesters were concerned about the impact on the Missouri River and the…

Creative Plains Foundation Reaps Benefits from Giving Hearts Day

Upstart organization to use funds to help students in Fargo attend after school art program

FARGO, N.D. — One upstart organization hopes Giving Hearts Day helps them fuel the future of art in the Metro. The Creative Plains Foundation looks to use its donations to fund its new After School Arts program. The organization plans to fund ten scholarships for children to attend their program for ten weeks. With an optimistic outlook on encouraging interest…

Investigation Continues at Hector International Airport After Fatal Crash

Authorities say the crash happened at around 12:40 a.m. on Hector International Airport's primary runway

FARGO, ND — Police continue to investigate a fatal crash at Hector International Airport. Two vehicles going the same direction on the airport’s primary runway collided, leaving one man dead. Authorities say the crash happened at around 12:40 a.m. on Hector International Airport’s primary runway. They say Airport Assistant Director Darren Anderson was driving an airport authority vehicle. Darry Arveson…

South Dakota Artist Terry Redlin’s Unfinished Work on Display in Watertown


WATERTOWN, S.D. — The Redlin Art Center in Watertown unveiled one of three paintings artist Terry Redlin was working on before he died. It’s the first time any of Redlin’s unfinished work has ever been showcased. It was unveiled on Monday, the anniversary of his death.   “This is an opportunity we didn’t know we would have,” said Julie Ranum,…

Veterans Show Off Artwork at Fargo’s Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans presented various works they've made through art therepy to help treat their post-traumatic stress

FARGO, N.D. — Post-traumatic stress disorder is all too common among veterans, but one way to ease some of the pain is through art therapy. Some local veterans who use this method showed off their best work at the Fargo VA Medical Center. More than 40 artists submitted about 70 pieces of artwork for this exhibition. The pieces fall under…

Ask Danny: Painting Galvanized Metal

It's feeling like spring out there. Should you spring for sprucing up your home's exterior metal elements?

With the recent weather warmup, you’re probably thinking about making your house beautiful in time for spring and summer entertaining. But when it comes to painting your home’s exterior, do you know what to do with the galvanized metal elements and whether it’s safe to paint them or not? Danny Lipford tackles the beautification process in this week’s Ask Danny….