FOX 9 Photo of the Day April 3
It may not be the birthday party they imagined, but First Avenue is celebrating its 50th birthday. The very first act took the stage on April 3, 1970 kicking off a storied history. First Avenue president Dayna Frank joined the Morning Buzz to chat about how the birthday celebration is being transformed amid the outbreak, and reflected on the venue's five decades of making music.
Millions of Minnesotans are doing their part to fight COVID-19 by staying home and social distancing, but that can really take a toll on your mental health. Dr. Robert Kantor, Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare, joined the FOX 9 Morning News with ways to manage stress and anxiety.
According to the CDC, smoking can seriously compromise your immune system and put people at higher risk for severe issues with COVID-19. To help during the epidemic, the Minnesota Department of Health is out with a new family of support programs, called Quit Partner (1-800-QUIT-NOW). Laura Oliven with the Tobacco Control Network joined the Morning Buzz to explain how the programs work.
Spending extra time at home doesn't have to be a drag, especially if you know how to make your own music! Kristen Denzer from Tierra Encantada joined us with some fun craft ideas for kids who may want their own cereal box guitar or rain stick.
April was supposed to be National Distracted Driving Awareness Month - several enforcement campaigns were planned but the coronavirus has postponed those efforts. Despite the setback, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning drivers that officers, troopers, and deputies will still be on the lookout for lawbreakers.
Saint Paul is rolling out a new program to help people struggling during the pandemic. Mayor Melvin Carter is proposing a nearly $4 million Bridge Fund - offering assistance to low-income families and small businesses. Mayor Carter joined the FOX 9 Morning News to talk about how the fund will work and how the city is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
With malls and boutiques closed down, many have turned to online sales to serve their customers. The FOX 9 Morning Buzz got a chance to speak with the Minneapolis Vintage Market about how they are encouraging virtual shopping amid the pandemic.
The grocery store is still one of the places many people need to visit during the outbreak. Weekly Dish co-host Stephanie Hansen joined the Buzz to chat about taking precautions on your next trip to get groceries.
Secretary of State Steve Simon says the 2020 statewide election must go on, but it may look different than what we're used to. The Secretary joined the FOX 9 Morning News to talk about the options being discussed to protect voters come this November.
Many people are navigating layoffs and furloughs as businesses close their doors or cut services due to the pandemic. If you're looking for work, some companies are still hiring. MN CareerForce joined the FOX 9 Morning News with recommendations for those in the middle of a new job hunt.
Our favorite mommy blogger Melissa Saigh joined the FOX 9 Morning Buzz with ideas to keep your entire family having fun and learning while you're stuck at home. From bird houses to LEGO ice fun, it's time to get those creative juices flowing!
The race to find new treatment for COVID-19 is underway at the University of Minnesota. Researchers are taking a close look at a drug that has received a lot of attention in the last few weeks, hydroxychloroquine. One of the co-investigators of the clinical trial joined FOX 9 to explain the potential the drug might have, and a warning for those who may try to use the drug without a prescription.
As demand continues to increase, Minnesota grocery stores are working overtime to stay open and remain a safe place for customers & workers. President of the Minnesota Grocers Association Jamie Pfuhl joined the FOX 9 Morning News to address concerns about the supply chain and how stores are working to safeguard staff during the outbreak.
Scammers are looking to prey on our worst fears amid the coronavirus outbreak. The head of the FBI's Minneapolis Cyber Squad joined FOX 9 with ways to protect yourself and how to report a scam if you suspect it.
FOX 9 viewers shared some photos of the fresh spring snowfall in Minnesota.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar talks with FOX 9 Morning News amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
FOX 9 Morning News talks with Rena Rogers, Interim County Administrator for Cook County, Minnesota.
With gyms closed the best place to get in a wonderful workout... is your own home. Wellness physical therapist from the Mayo Clinic Dani Johnson joined the Morning Buzz with five (fabulous) exercises anyone can do from the comfort of their living room.
The Animal Humane Society may have closed their doors temporarily to the public, but they still are on a mission to educate the public and take care of animals in need. Chief veterinarian Dr. Graham Brayshaw joined us on the Morning Buzz to chat about whether pets are at risk of getting the coronavirus and how to take care of your furry friends amid the outbreak.