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Social Distancing: Christmas Celebrations

Making The Most Of What We Have This Holiday Season

I hope you’re having a joyous Christmas however you’re celebrating. This is a weird year and that can make things feel stressful, especially if you can’t partake in the usual Christmas traditions. But we can be thankful for what we have today. Things like family, even if we can’t be with them today. In fact, this robe is reminding me…

Social Distancing: Santa Tracker

Track Santa As He Makes His Trip Around The World In His Sleigh

  Today is the day Santa makes his big trip, and you can track along. NORAD is focusing its formidable tracking systems on Santa Claus and his reindeer as they make their annual flight delivering presents to children around the world. You can follow his sleigh on the NORAD Santa Tracker website by clicking here and there are apps available…

Social Distancing: Santa In A Fire Truck

See How St. Nick Makes Sure To Keep His Distance While Visiting Kids In Devils Lake, ND

  Some of the finest first responders in our region are pulling out all the stops to make sure kids in their town get to see Santa while safely socially distancing this season. I used to live in Devils Lake so I feel a little pride when I see this. The fire department there drove Santa and Mrs. Claus around…

Social Distancing: Touring Holiday Lights

Website Fargo Mom Put Together A List Of Holiday Lights To Check Out

  You guys are doing a good job of keeping the Christmas spirit going during COVID. I shared my first foray into decorating Christmas cookies Monday. After that, Linda in Ottertail, Minnesota shared her delicious-looking candy cane cookies with us. Man, I wish I could eat one of those. I love how she twisted the red and white-colored dough together…

Social Distancing: That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles

Using Large Amounts Of Sugar To Get Into The Holiday Spirit

  We are officially in the week of Christmas. I know when the pandemic first broke out I did not think we’d be celebrating with Santa face masks, but here we are. We’ve got to make the best of what we have this year. So we’ve been really leaning into traditional holiday stuff to really get the spirit of the…

Social Distancing: Letters To Loved Ones

Make Sure You Reach Out To Loved Ones Even If You Can't See Them This Difficult Year

  Tuesday, I shared my expensive, messy journey to make truly sub-par Holiday wax melts for my girlfriend’s new wax melter. They didn’t turn out to be the lovely, fragrant wax shapes I wanted them to. But my girlfriend wanted to point out that she thinks they do look really cute when you put them in her red pickup wax…

Minnesota can expect phase one of vaccine distributions as early as next week

Even with a vaccine in site, the governor insists precautionary measures still must be taken.

MINNESOTA – Governor Tim Walz discusses Minnesota’s plan for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state. “Exactly how long we’re going to need to be keeping six feet apart and avoiding close crowds and wearing masks – we don’t know any of that yet,” says  Minnesota Health Department Commissioner Jan Malcolm. What we know is the state of Minnesota…

Social Distancing: Can’t Win ’em All

A Social Distancing Not-To-Do This Holiday Season

  Not every idea is a winner. I tried to do something fun over the weekend, and it did not work out. Here’s a social distancing not-to-do. I bought my girlfriend a wax warmer a couple weeks ago. It’s a red pickup truck, and she made some offhand comment about wishing she had a Christmas tree to put in the…

Social Distancing: Calling For Holiday Lights

Let's Find The Best And Brightest Displays In The Metro

  Ok, I’m looking to get more into the Holiday spirit this morning while still safely social distancing. Holiday events like Christkindlmarkt and Bonanzaville’s Christmas on the Prairie are cancelled this year, but we can still have some traditions that we held onto before the pandemic. One of my favorite childhood activities was driving around checking out Holiday light displays….

Social Distancing: Christmas Movie Highlights Minnesota Charm

"The Christmas Listing" Premiered On Lifetime Network This Week

  We’re officially in the month of Christmas. But you might not know that if you watch as many Christmas movies as I do. They’ve been running for more than a month at this point. I feel like I’m barely in the second half of a long Christmas season. If you’re watching holiday movies mainly to make your significant other…