By mid-January, studies have shown about 30 percent of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions. Some people have probably even noticed the crowds starting to thin out at the gym.
This Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is worth a world-record $1.4 billion. That’s the amount someone would win if they took annual payments over the next 30 years. But, if the winner took all the money right away, that sum adds up to $868 million.
Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a look at some of the burning questions that our viewers have sent. This week, we’re looking at a few questions on this week’s historic Powerball lottery jackpot of $700 million.
he leader of a small, armed group that’s been occupying a federal nature preserve told reporters Wednesday the group won’t leave until a plan is in place to turn the federal land over to the locals. So, why does the federal government own so much land in the West? Good Question.
President Obama took a number of executive actions Tuesday regarding gun control, saying the gun lobby is holding Congress hostage. “There are actions within my legal authority that we can take to help reduce gun violence and save more lives,” President Obama said.
It’s hard to avoid the social media frenzy over Netflix’s new documentary, “Making a Murderer.” It’s the story of a Wisconsin man allegedly framed for murder. The 10-hour series has generated plenty of anger, hate mail and even a petition to the White House.
Through the end of 2015, “Star Force: The Force Awakens” has sold 70 million tickets in the United States. So, Katie wants: What movie has sold the most tickets of all time? According to Box Office Mojo’s list of ticket sales, “Gone With The Wind” takes the number-one spot in the United States with 202 million tickets sold.
More than half of us watch the New Year’s Eve festivities in New York City’s Times Square on TV. And the main attraction is the dropping of the 12,000-pound sparkly sphere, which is 12 feet in diameter and has 32,000 LED lights.
By spring, there’s a good chance you’re going to need more than your current Minnesota driver’s license to get a on a plane – perhaps a U.S. passport or an enhanced Minnesota driver’s license. So what are enhanced driver’s licenses? Good Question.
It’s a song that’s synonymous with New Year’s: Auld Lang Syne. Even if you don’t know the words, you certainly know the tune. So, what does Auld Lang Syne mean? Good Question.
Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a look at some of the burning questions that our viewers have sent. This week, we’re looking at fruitcakes, forks on peanut butter cookies, and hot dog buns.
This time of year, we see beautiful decorations in stores, in our homes, on our streets — and two colors tend to dominate the decor. So, Debb from Hutchinson wants to know: Why are red and green the colors of Christmas? Good Question.
More than 80 percent of Americans are expected to buy gift cards this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, it’s been the most requested gift item for eight years in a row.
From the holidays, to political campaigns, to terrorism, we’ve been talking a lot about religion and faith these days. So, what religions are we in Minnesota? Good Question.
It was a big mistake on live television that quickly spread like wildfire. After naming Miss Colombia this year’s Miss Universe, pageant host Steve Harvey said he’d made a mistake.
Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a look at some of the burning questions that our viewers have sent. This week, we’re looking at speedometers, football position names, and the mysterious missing battery size.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is rated PG-13, causing some parents to think twice before taking their kids to see it. PG-13 has been the most common parental rating for more than a decade, making up more than half the movies and bringing in twice as much money as those rated R and G.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average American adult gets two to three colds per year. Kids can get them 8 to 10 times. So, how do you catch a cold? Good Question.
Wayzata Schools voted last night to let their high school students sleep in a little longer next year. Studies have shown many teenagers don’t get nearly the amount of sleep they need. So, how much sleep do people need? Good Question.
Across the country, gas prices are the lowest they’ve been since 2009. Right now in Minnesota, a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline goes for an average of $1.90. That’s down 50 cents from what it was a year ago.
Chipotle now says a sick employee at one of its Massachusetts restaurants could have led to 80 people coming down with norovirus. So, what are the food safety rules for restaurants? Good Question.
By the end of 2016, the FDA will require larger chain restaurants, fast-food places and some business that sell food to post this calorie information. So, Chris from Madison asks: How are calories measured in food? Good Question.
Over the past decade, online sales have grown every year, but they still have a ways until they catch up before they reach store sales. So, how much of our shopping is online? Good Question.
By August 2016, people with intractable pain will be considered for Minnesota’s medical marijuana program. But, what is intractable pain? Good Question.
For some Minnesotans, Monday night’s snowfall was significant. For others, it was just a nuisance – two to three inches, including some that had already melted.