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DeBlog: Best Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals

It’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.

11/26/2013

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DeBlog: Locally-Made Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Buying a gift for dad on Father’s Day is always the hardest of any holidays for me. There’s something about dads that can be challenging: my dad always says that he has everything, and he never has any good ideas of things he wants.

06/13/2013

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DeBlog: What’s The Most Efficient Way To Shovel Driveway Snow?

A couple of you have sent in what I think is a really interesting Good Question. Suki Hanzel from Prior Lake wrote: “For those of us who don’t own a snow blower, or say we do it for the exercise, (HA!), what is the most efficient way to shovel your driveway? My back thanks you for answering.”

03/05/2013

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DeBlog: Best Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals

It’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.

11/19/2012

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DeBlog: Did Minnesota Used To Ban Booze On Election Day?

Minnesota — home of blue laws that ban alcohol sales on Sunday. We have city-run liquor stores here. We only recently allowed breweries to have their own tap rooms.

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: Election Night In The WCCO Newsroom

There’s always excitement in the air in a TV Newsroom on Election night. Everyone’s working at night. People are fanning out across the state to cover all the big races: the amendments, the competitive U.S. […]

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: How Much Do We Spend On ‘I Voted’ Stickers?

It’s probably the most Instagrammed and Facebooked photo of the day: the red “I Voted” sticker. Cindi Houtkooper from Minneapolis emailed, Greg Swan from Chaska tweeted asking: How much do we spend on the stickers? Who pays for them?

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: Why Are We Seeing Political Ads On Election Day?

A lot of you are emailing asking why we’re seeing political campaign ads on TV on Election Day.

11/06/2012

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DeBlog: What The President Ate At The Bachelor Farmer

What a meal. As you may know, I have a side-life as a food writer. I do “DeRusha Eats” segments for our Saturday morning news on WCCO, and I write for Minnesota Monthly magazine.

06/01/2012

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DeBlog: Why Do Toxicology Tests Take So Long?

Since the death of Whitney Houston, the Good Question submission inbox has been overflowing with people asking about her toxicology results.

02/13/2012

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DeBlog: What Can You Do With Leftover Campaign $$?

On Twitter this morning, Jason Douglas asked, “What happens to the remaining money a candidate possesses after they drop out of the Presidential race?”

01/04/2012

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DeBlog: Should You Have A Will?

The estate planning community has been all abuzz about our Good Question on “What happens if you don’t have a will?” I’m pretty sure these lawyers are excited that the news media is talking about the issue of wills, since only about one in eight Minnesotans have one.

12/21/2011

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DeBlog: Do Protests Or Petitions Ever Work?

People are mad, these days. Sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for … questionable reasons.

11/15/2011

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DeBlog: Covering OccupyMN

We’ve been covering the OccupyMN “occupation” for 10 days now. But viewers are starting to question: What’s the point?

10/17/2011

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DeBlog: Macy’s Is Doing The Same Xmas Display AGAIN?

The Christmas display at Dayton’s Marshall Field’s Macy’s is a Minnesota tradition. This will be the 49th year that Minnesotans wait in the elevators at the flagship store on Nicollet Mall, and head up to the eighth-floor auditorium.

10/12/2011

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