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Early Spring Gardening Prep – Focus 3/10/19

This weekend on Focus, my guest is Robin Trott,  Douglas County Extention Educator, University of Minnesota.  We discuss the effects of all of the snow we have these days, potential flooding, the emerald ash borer, how to start prepping for gardening, and how to best feed the birds.   Listen now:

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City of Alexandria Issues Winter Weather Procedures In Advance of Snow

We have plenty of snow, but like it or not, we’re gonna get more winter weather this weekend.  According to Too Tall Tom, we’re looking at the potential of six to ten inches of snow on Saturday in the Alexandria area.   The City of Alexandria has issued Winter Weather Procedures including: 

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Describe The 80’s in Five Words

There’s a hashtag game going around on Twitter, I think it’s, like, totally fun.  #DescribeThe80sInFiveWords – Here’s mine:

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Alex Trebek Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Alex Trebek announced on Wednesday he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He released a personal video statement today to clarify his health situation with the public and assure his fans that he’s ready to fight. 

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How Do You Pronounce That Minnesota Town?

There are some town names in Minnesota that will just make you say “what the heck?”.  Do you know how to pronounce all of these town names?   Carlos Locals in this central Minnesota town know that it’s not “Car-lohs” it’s “CAR-liss“.  Also in the area are Carlos State Park and Carlos Creek Winery – which oddly enough, are pronounced “Car-lohs” …

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Join the Grocery Grab to Help The Douglas County Food Shelf

Neighborhood National Bank is once again offering the challenge to your business to help fulfill the needs at the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf. March is food shelf awareness month, and they would like to have you join them in their annual “Grocery Grab” shopping spree on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.  The previous year’s event brought out …

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Three Song Survival Kit For Valentine’s Day

Holidays can be hard, especially Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve experienced a breakup or other kind of loss.  Maybe this holiday or this time of year reminds you of something else, or someone else.  Maybe right now is just really hard.  I’m here to tell you that you aren’t alone, and it won’t always be like this.   That’s where Elton John comes …

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We’re Looking for Local Non-Profits!

Are you in charge of a local non-profit organization?  Would you like more publicity for what you do, or an event you have coming up?  We are looking for local non-profit organizations to appear on our Sunday morning public service program, Focus.   Focus is a community service of Cool 94.3 and KIKV-FM.  We have featured many local organizations over the …

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! All of us at Cool 94.3 and KIKV-FM wish you all the best in 2019 and thank you for being the most important part of our stations.   To say 2018 was eventful here at Cool 94.3 and KIKV-FM would be an understatement.  To fully explain what kind of year 2018 was, I need to take you back …

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Local Snowfall Totals For December 2018 Snowstorm

By now I hope you are all dug out from the snowstorm! Thanks to the street and road crews for the long hours they put in removing the snow to make our roads safe.   One of the best parts of a Minnesota snow storm is the kindness it brings out – so many neighbors helping neighbors.  It’s a reminder of …

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