Every Friday, Heather Brown answers some of our viewers burning questions. This week, she tells us abotu the reverse roads in the U.K., dial tones on cell phones and of course, Pronto Pup!
How do you get a booth at the State Fair? Good Question. There are only four new food vendors this year but about 470 people on the wait list. It’s a little easier for non-food vendors, where 900 people were waiting for 75 spots this year.
How often do construction accidents occur? Good Question.
After another day of huge sell-offs on Wall Street, the Dow Jones is down 13 percent and the S&P 500 is down 11 percent from their highs back in May. That means it’s an official market correction.
Every Friday, Heather Brown answers some of our viewers burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you about the names of highways, how green screens work and about the qualifications for the vice presidency.
So, why are Minnesotans so proud of their state? Good Question.
What are we losing out on when we dine alone? Good Question.
What will the world look like in 2050? or 2100? Good Question.
Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores moths, crops and the dog days of summer.
Verizon Wireless says it’s now joining the path other cellphone companies have already taken – no contracts.
The company announced Wednesday it will do away with two-year contracts that offer subsidies of hundreds of dollars on new phones.
Why do bees sting? Good Question.
Why are some forms of cancer so much more deadly than others? Good Question.
According to Sallie Mae, the average American family will spend $24,164 this year on undergraduate college for 18-24 year olds. For four-year private institution, that number jumps to $41,875. For a two-year public college, it’s $13,531. So, how do we pay for college? Good Question.
Every Friday, Heather Brown answers some burning questions from WCCO viewers. This week, she talks about seeing in the dark, the Vice President and tornado sirens.
The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima 70 years ago Thursday. Estimates of causalities were anywhere between 90,000 and 160,000 people. It was the first nuclear weapon ever used, at a time when the United States was the only country with that capability. All of that has changed.
If you are planning on having a baby, a good company to work for is Netflix. The company announced Tuesday they are starting an “unlimited leave policy,” meaning new moms and dads can take as much time off as they want, with pay, during the child’s first year.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night for the first time in history. The decision was made because of the record-low walleye population on the lake, and because the quota was met for how many walleyes could be harvested this year.
During the NFL’s “deflategate” investigation, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the league he had destroyed his Samsung cell phone, and that meant the NFL couldn’t recover his text messages, as part of their investigation.
Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores the origin of West St. Paul’s name, bumper crops and hiccups.
Voicemails and landlines are going the way of dial-up.
For the past two days, Cecil the lion’s story has been told over and over across the world. On Wednesday, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said that if Dr. Walter Palmer illegally killed the animal, he needs to be “extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.” That’s extreme, but many people are outraged.
A Minnesota dentist is apologizing for killing a lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Dr. Walter Palmer said he thought the hunt was legal, but two guides are facing criminal charges for poaching because of where the lion was killed. The story has generated lots of anger and vitriol against the dentist across social media.
The first Republican debate for President is less than two weeks away and sixteen candidates will be vying for ten spots. The people who make it to the stage will be determined by the average of five national polls. So, how do polls work? Good Question.
Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a moment to answer some of your Good Questions that may have slipped through the cracks. This week, she’s checking the weather, getting corny, and listening to Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical.”
You have heard the saying a million times: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. That will certainly be the case Friday, when dew points are expected to be in the 70s. So, what is dew point? Humidity is moisture in the air and there are two ways to measure it. One is dew point and another is relative humidity.