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Good Questions: State Fair Edition

Every year this time, you start filling our inbox with your State Fair questions — on everything from the finances to fish. Heather Brown went to the fair to answer a few of them.

08/22/2014

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Good Question: What Kind Of Fish (And How Much Of It) Should We Eat?

A new report out says pregnant women should avoid all canned tuna. Consumer Reports said on Thursday it’s concerned about the mercury levels in some kinds of tuna.

08/21/2014

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Good Question: What Is A Grand Jury?

On Wednesday morning, prosecutors in St. Louis presented evidence to a grand jury in the case of Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. It could be weeks before the grand jurors decide whether officer Darren Wilson will go to trial.

08/20/2014

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Good Question: Why Aren’t More Men Taking Care Of Their Parents?

As we live longer, more and more of us are having to take care of our aging parents. The National Alliance for Caregivers estimates that 21 percent of people provide elder care in the United States.

08/19/2014

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Good Question: How Do They Determine If Deadly Force Was Justified?

Nine days after their son was killed by a Ferguson police officer, Michael Brown’s family now says they are convinced the officer who shot him should be punished.

08/18/2014

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HCMC Doctors Take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

It’s a fundraiser that’s gone viral! The doctors at Hennepin County Medical Center got an icy-cold bath Saturday, and all for a cause close to their hearts. Doctors from the hospital’s ALS Center of Excellence accepted the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

08/16/2014

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Good Questions: Clean Recyclables, Itching & Seeing Stars

Cheri from Marshall wants to know: How much do you have to clean something you recycle? Hennepin County spokesperson Angie Timmons says recyclables don’t require scrubbing or dishwasher treatment, but you should give it a quick rinse.

08/15/2014

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Good Question: Do Social Media Fundraisers Really Work?

If you’ve been on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter in the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen a friend or two voluntarily pouring an ice-cold bucket of water over their heads.

08/14/2014

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Good Question: Who Is Caring For Our Kids?

Returning to work after having a child can be a stressful time for many parents – from worrying to about childcare to simply worrying about their child. According to Child Care Aware, almost 11 million children under the age of 5 are in some type of child care.

08/13/2014

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Good Question: How Common Is Depression?

His closest friends say Robin Williams would often use humor to hide his depression, which made it harder to detect. Unfortunately, a lot of people are very good at hiding what they’re feeling inside. Nearly 60 million people experience a mental health condition every year. But only a fraction of those conditions are ever detected.

08/12/2014

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Good Question: Who Is ISIS?

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, has already taken over several key cities. This is a militant group that’s so extreme that traditional Al Qaeda has disavowed it. The ISIS jihadists move quickly and brutally.

08/11/2014

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Good Questions: Dog Years, Feed Corn And Road Construction

It’s Friday, so we’re answering some of the Good Questions you’ve e-mailed us this summer. Lisa from Farmington, Minn. asks: why are dog years counted seven years for every one year of human life?

08/08/2014

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Good Question: Why Does Minn. Have A Hard Time Holding On To Sports Stars?

With the Timberwolves likely to trade Kevin Love in a couple weeks, Minnesota sports fans are getting a sense of deja vu. Love is the latest in a long list of Minnesota superstars to be traded, or to leave through free agency.

08/07/2014

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Good Question: Are There Better Ways To Keep Passwords Safe?

Computer hackers may have pulled off the biggest data breach in history. Security experts say a Russian gang stole more than one billion usernames and passwords and 500,000 email addresses.

08/06/2014

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Good Question: How Did Mount Rushmore Get Started?

As many as 3 million people a year visit Mount Rushmore. It’s become a summer vacation destination for a lot of families in Minnesota and nationwide. And it has quite a history.

08/05/2014

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