Minnesota

KIK-FM Official Soundtrack For Star Storm Firework Show

What’s better than country music and fireworks?! KIK-FM is excited to be the soundtrack of Star Storm this weekend! Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria is doing the annual firework show Star Storm (weather permitting) on Saturday July 4th and will start around 10:00 p.m. on the shores of Lake Darling. This year will be different due to Covid-19 and to allow …

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Pediatricians Say Schools Should Open in Person This Fall

The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends students be physically present for the coming school year, according to NPR. The AAP says there is “mounting evidence” that it’s uncommon for kids to transmit the coronavirus; they are also less likely to get the virus. Meanwhile, thy say that remote homeschooling could actually mean heightened severe learning loss and social isolation, …

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2021 Windstock Festivals Returns With Same Line Up, Special Pricing

Winsted, MN – The Winstock Country Music Festival is excited to announce that all 2020 artists scheduled will be returning in 2021 including the 2019 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year winner Luke Combs and GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker. BIG TICKET DEAL: Winstock is offering fans and customers special pricing with no fees through …

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Winstock Country Music Festival Holding Virtual Happy Hour Concert

Are you feeling sad about Winstock 2020 being cancelled? Here’s a little treat for you! A special Winstock Country Music Festival virtual happy hour concert is scheduled for Friday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. which is the time the festival was set to kick off its 27th annual event. Winstock Happy Hour will feature West Stage artists Drew Baldridge, Lainey …

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18-year-old hit by car, dies while walking in Alexandria

An 18-year-old was walking on McKay Ave between 3rd and 6th Ave in Alexandria when they were hit by a car. It happened around 10:00 PM on Friday night, the young adult who was driving the car called police. The 18-year-old was taken to the hospital, but has died from their injuries. Police are looking for a witness who saw …

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How to Dye Your Kid’s Hair With Kool-Aid

If you’re looking for a fun way to kill some quarantine time with your kids, Lifehacker suggests coloring their hair with something that all the stores are sure to have in stock: Kool-Aid. Here’s how to do it: Mix the desired Kool-Aid color/flavor with hot water. Start with one packet, and a couple of teaspoons of hot water, and mix. You …

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Is “Walktailing” a Pandemic Drinking Trend That’s Built to Last?

With most Americans unable to sit down at a bar or hit the gym over the past two months, The New York Times reports that boozy multitaskers have been combining a leisurely pedestrian workout with happy hour by “walktailing” through their neighborhoods. One Texas woman, Pam LeBlanc, went so far as to put on a fancy dress and twirl through the streets …

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MLB Owners Approve July 1 Season Start; Players’ Union Must Now Approve

MLB owners have agreed on a proposal that would restart regular season games in early July, ESPN reports. Commissioner Rob Manfred plans to present the new plan to players Tuesday, as it will need player approval before it could be enacted. However, sources tell the outlet that with money at the heart of the new plan, it is likely going …

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Hey Douglas County, Protect Your Plants from Late Frosts!

The University of Minnesota is warning about the frost to come. They say, “The early warm-up this spring, and extra time at home, have gotten people out in their gardens earlier this year. This weekend’s weather, for many parts of Minnesota, is not great news for those who have already planted their tender annuals. With temperature predictions ranging from upper …

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