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Social Distancing: Emmaville

It's easy to socially distance in a town of four people

  I’ve got another socially distanced spot to visit in our region this morning. In fact, it’s an entire town that can safely get together, because only four people live there. This is Emmaville, Minnesota. It’s about 15 minutes north of Park Rapids. They call themselves “The Biggest Little Town In The World”. I went there a couple weeks ago…

Social Distancing: Baby Buff

Spring Brings Renewal & Hope

Spring is a time of renewal, and a time of hope. Hope that we’re getting closer to the end of the pandemic, that vaccines can get distributed quickly. Nature can be a wonderful example of that, and we’ve got a good one today. One of the most beautiful spots in this part of the country is Custer State Park in…

Social Distancing: A Reason To Revisit

A Park In Park Rapids Introduces New Set Of Locally-Made Statues Every Year

  Here’s one of the fun things about exploring close to home in our region during the pandemic. You can keep finding new fun stuff in the same place if you go back for more. I learned that this weekend. At the end of the Heartland Trail in Park Rapids is a park called Red Bridge Park.┬áThere were a series…

Social Distancing: Biking The Heartland State Trail

The Heartland State Trail is A Great Trail For Non-Expert Bicyclists

  This is the time of year to get out and start enjoying the great outdoors again. I used it as an opportunity to push myself. I went and biked the Heartland State Trail in Lakes Country on Saturday. It’s a 49 mile paved path stretching from Park Rapids to Cass Lake. I did a 35 mile stretch starting north…

Social Distancing: Going For A Ride

I Need Tips To Survive A Long Bike Ride

  It’s the first full week of spring, time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. I’m going full boar this weekend, trying something I’ve never done before. I’m heading back to Lakes Country to bike the Heartland State Trail. It runs from Park Rapids all the way up to Cass Lake. The whole thing runs 49 miles. It’s…

Social Distancing: Barstool’s Best College Bar

Grand Forks' Joe Blacks Is Hoping To Reach Final 4 In College Bar Competition

  Remember when you’d go out without giving it a second thought? Maybe your bar-hopping days are behind you, either because you’re not 21 anymore, or because of COVID, but you can still help celebrate that youthful spirit and put a bar in our region on the pantheon of best bars in the country. Barstool is holding its annual vote…

Social Distancing: COVID-Conscious Travel

Looking At Ways To Take A Trip While Minimizing Risk

  We’ve been talking about that apprehension you might have to get back into society after a year of staying home doing our part to slow the spread of COVID. But it is looking more and more like we might be able to go out and do more stuff with vaccination rates keep rising. If you’re looking to get out…

Social Distancing: Getting Back Out There

Tips On Re-entering Society At Your Own Pace

  Things are starting to look more optimistic as more and more people are vaccinated. COVID numbers aren’t nearly as bad as they were late last year around here, but active cases are on the rise a bit in North Dakota, so still be careful. As we are inching towards a new normal, the state is releasing some guidelines for…

Social Distancing: One Year Later

A Look At How We've Adapted And Persevered Over The Last Year

  FARGO (KVRR) – On March 17th, 2020, I started this social distancing segment. That was one year ago. It was a bewildering time full of fear and uncertainty. So some things haven’t changed much. But the way we lived our lives did change. I wanted to help share some of the ways we’ve coped. New ways to celebrate, ways…

Social Distancing: The Giant Statue Tour

A Giant Tour Of Giant Statues In Minnesota

Do you want to explore, do something epic, and run into practically no one while you’re doing it? Lakes County has a ridiculous number of crazy roadside statues towering over highways, lakes, and other random places. And it’s about the perfect social distancing activity because no one is around these works of art. So I went and saw as many…