social distancing

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…

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…

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…

Social Distancing: Trying Molly Yeh’s Viral Popcorn Salad Recipe

Online Furor Over Recipe Shows You Don't Knock It 'Till You Try It

  A recipe from a Food Network host and chef here in our viewing area went viral last week. Molly Yeh lives on a farm near the North Dakota, Minnesota border. She hosts the show Girl Meets Farm. She introduced the world to popcorn salad. Click here for the recipe. Boy, did people react strongly. A lot of people thought…

Social Distancing: Getting The Travel Bug

Airlines Are Banking On Travelers Returning This Summer

  Now that more people are getting vaccinated, this summer is looking to be busy for travel. I just got my passport photo this week. I’m hoping to head out on an adventure sometime soon. American Airlines is betting it will be able to operate a nearly normal summer schedule this year. The company is betting widespread vaccinations will result…

Social Distancing: Dueling Popcorn Salads?

Another Recipe Has Entered The Popcorn Salad Fray

  Wednesday I shared a recipe from a Food Network host who lives in our area on the North Dakota/Minnesota border. Molly Yeh made popcorn salad on her show. It involved some mayo, some sour cream, some dijon mustard, assorted veggies, and a heaping pile of popped corn. People reacted…strongly to it. I think people just have a narrow definition…

Social Distancing: Popcorn Salad

A Recipe From A Famous Foodie In Our Region IS Popping Up Controversy Online

  Cooking has been a popular thing for people to pick up the last year or so. We haven’t been going to restaurants as much. We have more free time on our hands. We’re bored and hungry…makes sense. I’ve been trying to cook a little more lately. Then Emily told me about this culinary curiosity. A famous foodie from our…

Social Distancing: Losing Things To The Pandemic

Some Things Will Never Come Back After COVID Goes Away

  There’s a certain melancholy aspect to the pandemic eventually ending. Sure, it’ll be great to get rid of the COVID virus. But some things will have changed forever. Some things will be gone forever because of the pandemic. And while this admittedly is not anywhere near the biggest loss due to the pandemic, this one hurts me deeply. A…

Social Distancing: Mask Salvage

Is it green or gross to wash and use a mask you find?

  Masks are still part of daily living for a lot of us. And sadly they’re becoming part of the landscape, littered around our streets and sidewalks. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing discarded masks pretty much every time I leave my place. Most of them are the single-use disposable masks. But every once in a while…