It’s Friday, so that means WCCO’s John Lauritsen is answering some of your Good Questions. Darrin from Woodbury wants to know: Why do they play “Pomp and Circumstance” at graduations?
We still don’t know much about Prince’s death. Part of that is because of medical privacy laws. So what is HIPAA? Good Question.
Whether you want to do your civic duty or not, the chances of getting selected for jury duty are kind of like hitting the lottery. “Only about 5 percent out of everyone in the state,” said Kathie LaCosse, jury program coordinator for the state of Minnesota.
For many kids, the countdown is on to summer vacation. A lot of Minnesota schools have less than a month to go before summer break. While students here get summers off, kids in a lot of other countries, like China and Japan, have year-round schooling.
U.S. consumers are using credit cards at the fastest pace in more than a decade. It got us wondering how much we are charging. And who’s carrying a credit card balance? Good Question.
It’s Friday night, so that means we’re answering a few of your Good Questions that we couldn’t get to this week.
To thousands of Americans, Cinco de Mayo means tacos, guacamole and margaritas. They may think they are celebrating Mexico’s independence. But Cinco de Mayo was actually created because of another historical event.
Prince was reportedly on prescription pain medications when he died. The Mayo Clinic says nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. The majority of those drugs are used to relieve pain.
When the weather warms up, we are not the only ones who can’t wait to get out and about. You will notice ants on your sidewalk and driveway, and in many cases in your kitchen, bathroom and even bedroom. And it can be really hard to get rid of them.
Parts of Minnesota saw more than four inches of rain this week. So, we’re answering some of your rainy day Good Questions.
We could get the preliminary results of what caused Prince’s death any day now. The medical examiner has been working on this since the beloved Minnesota musician died one week ago.
A viral video shows what female sports reporters have to put up with from online haters. To show how bad it is, a group of men read some disturbing tweets that were sent to reporters Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain.
Chances are you have heard it before: You have to get 10,000 steps in a day to be healthy. Fitbit users are constantly reminded of this.
It hasn’t been made public whether Prince had a will. And that got us wondering: What happens to your money if you don’t say where it goes? Good Question.
In honor of the Purple One, John Lauritsen’s Good Questions are all about Prince this week.
The face of money is changing. By 2020, Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Tubman will be the first African American on United States paper money.
The four types of milk all come from the same cow, so what makes them different from each other? Good Question
The Tax Day deadline means millions of Americans have been scrambling to get their taxes done on timeBut millions more, 40 percent of the population, don’t have to. So who doesn’t pay federal income tax? Good Question.
It’s Friday, and that means we are responding to some of your Good Questions. Some viewers wanted to know: Why are barber poles outside of barber shops?
For three days this week, Minneapolis drivers had to put on the brakes at 2nd Avenue and 11th Street downtown. The signal went out Monday night and didn’t get fixed until Thursday.
The spring allergy season is right around the corner. But if you’ve been waking up with red, itchy eyes already, chances are you may have a dust mite allergy.
People across Hennepin County got an unexpected wake-up call Tuesday morning — sirens sounded just after 6:00 am, but turns out it was an accident and there was no emergency.
It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and every year we see neighborhoods lose power because of storms. So why aren’t more power lines buried underground? Good Question.
A prank call from someone claiming to be a firefighter caused several frightened employees to smash windows at a Coon Rapids fast food restaurant Friday night. Police say they were called to the Burger King at 2025 Northdale Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m.
Every Friday, WCCO takes a closer look at some of the Good Questions that came our way that weren’t selected for earlier segments. This week, John Lauritsen looks at the origins of kindergarten, rulers and tickling yourself.