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Good Question: What Are Blisters?

They’re a nuisance, they’re uncomfortable and they seem to pop up this time of year. Whether you are running, gardening or golfing, chances are good you’ll get a blister at some point.

05/27/2014

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Good Question: How Does Dry Cleaning Work?

Not everything we wear finds its way into the washing machine. Some of our clothes have to be dry cleaned. And for many, that means frequent trips to the local dry cleaner to have suits and blazers professionally treated. And chances are pretty good you have no idea the journey your clothes embark upon at the dry cleaner.

05/26/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Street Sand Removal, Lake Names & Population Signs

Ken from Roseville asked: What do the cities do with all the sand they sweep up in the spring? That depends on the city.

05/23/2014

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Good Question: How Often Should We Wash Jeans?

Every man, woman and child seems to have a favorite pair of blue jeans. But how often you wash them, or “warsh” them like our grandmothers used to say, is up for debate.

05/22/2014

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Good Question: Why Are Our Kids Obsessed With ‘Frozen’?

If you are a parent of a child under the age of 10, there’s a very good chance you know the words to “Let it Go.”

05/20/2014

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Good Question: What Do Equine Nasal Strips Do For Horses?

The New York State Gaming Commission ruled Monday to overturn its ban on nasal strips for racing horses. California Chrome, the horse hoping to take home the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years, used the strips in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

05/19/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Hiccups, Away Games & QWERTY

Toni asked: What causes hiccups? The diaphragm, the muscle just below the rib, gets irritated and starts to spasm. That causes a person to take in air quickly. When that air hits our vocal cords, out comes the hiccups. Eating and drinking too quickly, excitement, swallowing too much or smoking can be common causes of hiccups.

05/16/2014

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Good Question: Why Isn’t Dental Work Covered Under Most Health Plans?

Anyone who has had an infected tooth, a root canal or their wisdom teeth pulled might have wondered what Darlene from LeCenter asked us earlier this week: Why isn’t dental work covered under most health care plans?

05/15/2014

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Good Question: How Much Should We Be Saving?

A new study finds we’re not saving nearly as much as we should or could. Interest.com looked at typical household spending in the Twin Cities and subtracted it from the area’s media after-tax income.

05/14/2014

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Good Question: How Is Bail Determined?

Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was out of jail Monday afternoon after posting $20,000 bail. He allegedly assaulted another man, leaving him in critical condition. But Neal Zumberge is still behind bars a week after he was charged with the murder of his neighbor. The New Brighton man WAS not able to make his $1.5 million bail.

05/13/2014

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Good Question: Is There A Natural Way To Induce Labor?

Over the past several months of answering viewer’s ‘Good Questions’, you’ve watched my belly grow. So, now that I’m closing in on end of this journey, I thought it appropriate to ask: Are there any natural tricks to inducing labor? According to father-of-three, Chris Shaffer, “It just takes a little sauerkraut and that baby will come right out.”

05/12/2014

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Good Question: Minnesota Wild Playoff Edition

On Tuesday night’s Game 3 of the Wild-versus-Blackhawks series, the Wild reported attendance was a record 19,416. So, Ruth and Greg asked: How does the Wild determine game attendance? “We get a report at the end of the night that tells us how many tickets were sold and that’s the number, like every other sports team, we put out,” said Wild spokesman Ryan Stanzel.

05/08/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Like Getting Flowers?

This Mother’s Day, Americans are expected to spend an average of $163 on mom. According to the National Retail Federation, 81 percent of people will send cards and 66 percent will give flowers. Sweaters, books, CDs, gardening tools, a day at the spa and brunch rounded out the list.

05/07/2014

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Good Question: Why Do Our Allergies Make Us Feel So Terrible?

After our cold winter, experts are calling this spring a particularly bad season for allergy sufferers. All of that sneezing, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and congestion can make for a miserable couple of months.

05/06/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Pay CEOs So Much To Leave?

It’s not yet clear exactly how much newly resigned Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel stands to make from his severance package, but analysts say it could be anywhere from $9 million to $55 million. Target is expected to release its latest proxy statement this month.

05/05/2014