New details surfaced over the weekend about the United States spying on several world leaders, including tapping the personal cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Now, new information about spying on people and political officials in France, Mexico and Spain has emerged as well. It’s angered many in those countries. Some have even threatened continued cooperation with the U.S. “It’s totally unacceptable. This undermines the trust and this can harm our friendship,” said Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s foreign minister.
Over the past month, people trying to apply for health insurance through the federal exchange encountered major problems on the healthcare.gov website. On Tuesday, President Obama addressed the situation, saying, “No one is more frustrated about that than I am.”
Last year, Minnesota corn farmers harvested 1.386 billion bushels of corn, just second to Iowa. It’s big business – about $9.2 billion — that has farmers working around the clock from mid-September through October to get the corn out of the ground before the first big snow.
While there are some tricks involved, it may surprise you to learn that machine-made snow is made up of exactly the same stuff as natural snow. And while every ski resort has a different source of water, the one for Wild Mountain, in Taylors Falls, is at the top, in the form of a reservoir.
It can cost us anywhere between $20 and $30 dollars just to shave the hair from our faces or legs. Sometimes, the price of the razor blades is more expensive than the razors themselves. So, why are razor blades so expensive? Good Question.
Fall in Minnesota is always beautiful, but this year the colors are especially vivid due to a wet early-mid summer and a sunny fall. This week, Heather Brown is digging into the mailbag to answer your Good Questions about autumn leaves.
Here are answers to the following: How long has it been since the Vikings have won a Super Bowl game? What does the state do with the street signs after it replaces them? Why do we call liver spots, liver spots?
Though the shutdown is now over, anger towards national politicians hasn’t subsided. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week showed 60 percent of Americans would be willing to fire every member of Congress and start over.
There’s nothing unusual about a cool, wet October week. For example, Wednesday’s high only climbed to the mid 50s – the same temperatures that feel so warm to us in early April.
If you shop enough, you’ll pick up on changes at the grocery store, and some of you may have noticed a change in the way you buy eggs. More and more eggs are being sold in Styrofoam cartons.
We’ve all seen the beautiful leaves out there. But how exactly do they change colors? That’s just one of the Good Questions you e-mailed us this week. Now back to leaves…
Having the Super Bowl return to Minneapolis was part of the sell for the new $975 million Vikings stadium. On Tuesday, that hope came closer to reality as the NFL announced Minneapolis is on short list to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The city is competing with Indianapolis and New Orleans, the 2012 and 2013 hosts.
The Department of Energy released its winter fuel outlook and found homeowners with natural gas can expect increases in their heating bills of up to 13 percent.
As the stare down over the government shutdown ends its eighth night in Washington, lawmakers are readying for another fight.
Caroline Schelquist, a junior at Minnetonka High School, plays basketball and volleyball. “In my off-season, I play on an A.A.U. basketball team and on a J.O. volleyball,” Schelquist said. Minnetonka senior Josh Dalki plays football and baseball. He stopped basketball after the 8th grade. “I either play winter baseball or we obviously train a lot for football,” Dalki said.