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Good Question: What Is Ebola?

There’s growing concern over what has become the worst Ebola outbreak in history. More than 1,200 people have become infected by the deadly virus in West Africa. That includes two American aid workers.

17 hours ago

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Good Question Mailbag: Target Field Turf Design & Flight Numbers

Josh from Apple Valley wants to know: How do they make the designs in the grass at Target Field? The outline of the state of Minnesota coincided with the 2014 All-Star Game, and it’s become popular with fans.

07/25/2014

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Good Question: How Can Executions Go Wrong?

Joe Wood was a convicted killer, sentenced to death for murdering his estranged girlfriend and her father. But despite taking two lives, many don’t agree with how his life was taken. Witnesses say Wood gasped more than 600 times during the execution, and one witness said he looked like “a fish on shore gulping for air.”

07/24/2014

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Good Question: How Much Blood Does Red Cross Need? Who Can’t Give?

The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can’t donate blood?

07/23/2014

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Good Question: Where Can’t US Airlines Fly?

The Federal Aviation Administration suspended U.S. flights to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket fell near the Tel Aviv airport. Fighting between Israelis and Hamas militants has led to safety concerns for anyone traveling to Israel. Israel isn’t the only war-torn country right now.

07/22/2014

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Good Question: Do Sanctions Work?

President Obama has imposed new sanctions against Russia for failing to end the conflict in Ukraine. The goal is to weaken Russia’s economy and to get President Putin’s attention. “On top of the sanctions we’ve already imposed we are therefore designating certain sectors of the Russian economy as eligible for sanctions,” President Obama said during a press conference last Wednesday.

07/21/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Baseballs, Mirages & ‘Ouch’

Avery from Zumbrota wants to know: How many baseballs do they go through during a game? Some of the baseballs end up in the hands of fans. Some are re-used the next day for batting practice. But during the course of a Twins game, about 10 dozen, or about 120 baseballs, are used.

07/18/2014

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Good Question: What Should You Do If Caught In A Lie?

There’s a catch to the story about a fan who nearly caught a ball at the Home Run Derby with his bare hand: It never happened.

07/17/2014

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Good Question: How Does Tattoo Removal Work?

That tattoo you wanted forever in your 20s might not seem like the best decision by your 30s. While relationships and jobs change, ink doesn’t.

07/16/2014

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Good Question: Does MnPASS Really Help With Traffic Flow?

Getting caught in rush hour traffic is no fun for anyone, which is why some drivers opt for a MnPASS in order to take the HOV lanes. More than 25,000 Minnesotans have a MnPASS. The whole idea behind it and the HOV lanes is to keep traffic moving during peak rush hours in the morning and in the afternoon.

07/15/2014

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Good Question: What Happens When Food Goes Bad At The Grocery Store?

We’ve all been there. You buy some bananas, but after a couple of days they’ve turned brown so you throw them out.

07/14/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Fire Hydrants, License Plates & Paint

Mary from Plymouth wanted to know: Why some fire hydrants are yellow, not red? Plymouth public works said there was a push years ago to change fire hydrants to yellow because it was easier to see, but it was too costly for some cities.

07/11/2014

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Good Question: How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

You see the commercials on television and hear the ads on the radio: better ways to whiten your teeth. A smile is often the first thing you notice about someone. So it’s no surprise that people give special attention to their pearly whites. Especially as a million dollar smile can be bought for as little as $16.99 these days.

07/10/2014

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Good Question: Is Paying Public Speakers Thousands Of Dollars Worth It?

Bill and Hillary Clinton have generated more than $100 million over the past decade — just through public speaking. And now their daughter, Chelsea, is getting in on the family business.

07/09/2014

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Good Question: Who Are The Shriners & What Do They Stand For?

You see them everywhere during summer parades — Shriners. They’re recognizable by the fezzes they wear on their heads and the little cars they drive.

07/08/2014

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