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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Grant from Eden Prairie just bought a car, so he was wondering:  Why do auto dealership put their logos on the back of the car?

Several car dealerships were consulted about this ‘Good Question,’ and the final consensus was pretty obvious – advertising.

Most dealerships said the vast majority of car buyers don’t mind the logos, but you can request they not be placed on your car in the first place.  A body shop can remove them if that doesn’t happen or you buy a used car.

Brock from Lake City was recently watching the Big 10 and NCAA hockey games at the Xcel Energy Center, so he wanted to know: How do the crews change out the lettering so quickly?

While the lines are painted on the ice, the logos and special lettering are not.

“We have freeze-in textile sheets of fabric that have the printed material on it,” Travis Larson, ice operations manager the Xcel Energy Center said.

That fabric is frozen into the ice half an inch above the floor and three-fourths of an inch  below the top of the ice.  Crews then hand-flood the fabric in to the ice before running a Zamboni over it several times.

Timothy from Columbia Heights asked: Is there any recorded snowfall for the months of June, July, and August in Minnesota’s history?

When it comes to the metro area, the answer is no.

However, in northern Minnesota there has been recorded snow in June and August.

According to the Minnesota Climate Working group, the latest recorded snow was 1.5 inches in Koochiching County on June 4, 1935.  The earliest snow came in at just a trace in August 31, 1949 at the Duluth Airport.

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