social distancing

Social Distancing: St. Urho Days

COVID Can't Cancel One Of The Quirkiest Celebrations In The Region

  So I promised you a crazy statue tour of Lakes Country in Monday’s segment. But my tour went longer than I thought it would and I didn’t get back home until almost 9 PM Sunday. With the time change stealing an hour from deep within our souls, I didn’t have time to put it all together. So I’ll have…

Gov. Walz eases COVID-19 restrictions

"For our local businesses the pandemic has been a really long road and it's finally nice to see some light at the end of the tunnel."

MINNESOTA (KVRR)  -A decrease in case numbers and increase in vaccinations is leading Governor Tim Walz to update Minnesota’s COVID-19 mitigation measures. Governor Tim Walz is giving Minnesotans a sigh of relief as he further eases restrictions for the state to reach normalcy a year after the pandemic began. “It was a year ago today that we declared a state…

Social Distancing: Bear With Me

Bears Are Expert Social Distancers

  Spring is almost here. A season of rebirth. A lot of us are itching to get out after spending a pandemic winter stuck inside. I found a couple of guys who knew how to quarantine right during COVID. Bears! These are the brother and sister grizzly pair Cocoa and Copper at the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton. And they’re a…

Social Distancing: Signs Of Hope After One Year

Pandemic First Declared March 11th, 2020

  If you had to point to a single day where everything changed, the most likely date is probably one year ago today. March 11th, 2020 was the day the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Here in the Metro we were still worried about making sandbags ahead of potential spring flooding. Boy, that wasn’t the worst of…

Social Distancing: Spread Your Wings

A Rehabilitated Owl Spreads Its Wings As We Hope To After COVID

  Do you ever feel like you need to just bust out and spread your wings? That’s an understandable feeling, especially right now while we’re still under the weight of the pandemic. And this guy can relate. With the nice weather, I went to a behind-the-scenes event they had at Chahinkapah Zoo Tuesday afternoon. Part of the experience was watching…

Social Distancing: What Pandemic Habits Will You Keep Up?

What Changed For The Better During COVID?

  Life is gonna go back to something similar to the old normal at some point. We’re beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel with vaccination numbers increasing. But will everything in your life go back to the way it was before. I was thinking about that because I got my hair cut Monday. I don’t…

Social Distancing: Snow Plow Naming Contest Winners

Y'all Love "Plowy McPlowFace"

  Last month in this segment I talked about a way you could take part in a very important bit of business in Minnesota, naming snow plows. The Minnesota DOT held an online vote to name plows across the state. Most of the names were delightfully punny and full or local references. The top eight names will be immortalized on…

Social Distancing: Food Truck Frenzy

Is It Worth It To Wait 2 Hours For Socially-Distanced Cheese Curds?

  When we’ve had our normal lives interrupted for almost a year, it turns out we’ll go to some pretty ridiculous lengths to get some piece of that normalcy back, even if it’s but a humble plate of cheese curds. I went to the winter food truck event this weekend at the Moorhead Center Mall. And by the looks of…

Social Distancing: Dinner & A Date Night At Home

"Food Of The North" Hosting "Winter Food Tales" Event This Friday

  Date nights can be hard right now. It’s not like dinner and a movie are the most appealing options during a pandemic. But a local organization is teaming up with one of Fargo’s most popular restaurants for dinner and a show at home. The group Food of the North is hosting something called “Winter Food Tales” Friday night. It’s…

Social Distancing: Snowy Screening

You Can Try To Make A Screen To Watch Movies On Out Of Snow

  I’m always on the lookout for fun ways to enjoy life at home during the pandemic. People haven’t been going to see movies at theaters. But here’s a way you could have a memorable movie experience and embrace the winter wonderland we live in. I saw this on a Facebook group I’m in that celebrates silent films. Alex in…