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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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DeBlog: Joe Soucheray’s Crazy Garage Logic

I realize that Twitter isn’t for everyone, and I certainly realize that Twitter isn’t for Joe Soucheray.

10/05/2011

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DeBlog: Are The Rich Treated Better In The Justice System?

On Tuesday night, we did a Good Question on whether rich/prominent people get special treatment in the justice system. We thought it made sense to interview an attorney who’s won some and lost some for prominent clients, Joe Friedberg.

09/07/2011

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DeBlog: Sports, Weather, And My News

I guess I passed my initiation. Last night at 5 minutes to airtime, executive producer Matt Liddy came to me and said, “We lost the signal to the fair. You may be doing sports.”

09/02/2011

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DeBlog: The Intern Signs Off

Today’s Good Question is one I wanted to answer.

08/23/2011

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DeBlog: What’s The Most Popular State Fair Food?

Believe it or not, we’re nearing the end of summer. But the great thing about living in Minnesota is you don’t have to say goodbye to the season before one last Minnesota get together — the Minnesota State Fair! Here’s a reply all to your fair-related Good Questions.

08/19/2011

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DeBlog: Chanhassen Is 1 Of The Top 10 Places To Live?

Let’s start with this: I love Chanhassen. Great town. But one of top ten places to live in the entire United States?

08/15/2011

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DeBlog: How Do Fruit Flies Get In My House?

Lately I’ve been dealing with some uninvited houseguests in my apartment — fruit flies. It seems like they’re everywhere right now. That got me wondering, where do fruit flies come from?

07/29/2011

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DeBlog: Why Don’t Movies Measure Success By Ticket Sales?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 broke box office records opening weekend—the film sold more tickets in a single day than any other film in history. But ticket sales don’t count when it comes to naming the most “successful” movies of all time. It’s all about the money.

07/22/2011

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DeBlog: Why Do We Get Freckles When It’s Sunny?

If you’re like me, you may have noticed a few new freckles on your face since the start of summer. All that fun in the sun can do some damage to our skin. So why does the sun cause freckles?

07/18/2011

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DeBlog: What’s The Worst Movie You’ve Seen Based On A Book?

Because the final Harry Potter movie opens at midnight Friday morning (I can’t believe how many local theaters have sold out!) we got to thinking about movies based on books.

07/14/2011

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