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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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Good Question: What Causes Stress In Americans’ Lives?

About half the people surveyed in a recent poll claim to have had a “major stressful” event within the past year. National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted the nationwide survey.

07/07/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Fourth Of July Edition

It’s Independence Day, so we’re hitting “reply all” to your Fourth of July Good Questions. Some viewers have wondered: Why our nation’s colors are red, white, and blue?

07/04/2014

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Good Question: How Many Different Uniforms Do Twins Players Have?

Like most of us, the Twins have made quite a few changes to their wardrobe over the years. From the pinstripes of the ’60s, to the pinstripes of today, and in-between, there’s a favorite of Twins pitcher Casey Fien.

07/03/2014

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Good Question: American Flag Etiquette Edition

“You can leave it up the whole time if there’s a spotlight on it,” one viewer we talked with said. “But if there’s no spotlight, you have to take it down and you have to fold it.”

07/02/2014

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Good Question: Can You Record The Police?

Video recorded by a truck driver in Illinois has gone viral. Brian Miner honked and flagged down a state trooper because he thought the trooper was speeding and talking on his cell phone, which is illegal in Illinois.

07/01/2014

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Good Question: How Did They Measure Weather In The 1800s?

We are going to fall about a quarter-inch short of breaking a 140-year-old rainfall record. The record for the most rainfall in June was set in 1874 with 11.67 inches. We’ll finish at about 11.35 inches.

06/30/2014

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Good Question – ‘Reply All’: Sandbags, Fair Food & Ash Trees

Emily from St. Cloud wants to know what happens to all the sandbags after the flooding is over? If the sand isn’t contaminated with floodwater, it can be used as fill for things like playgrounds and sidewalks. But in most cases, the sand is contaminated.

06/27/2014

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Good Question: What, Exactly, Is Metro Mobility?

You see them all over the Twin Cities: Metro Mobility buses. Ridership increases nearly 10 percent every year, and it’s almost impossible not to notice them.

06/26/2014

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Good Question: What Are Chiggers And How Do You Get Them?

You hear people complain about them all the time in the summer: chigger bites. For some people, they are even worse than mosquito bites because more can attack at once and they can leave you itchy for days.

06/25/2014

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Aerial Or Exploding Fireworks Sold In Minn.?

The Fourth of July is fast approaching. And as it gets closer, you’ll hear a lot of Minnesotans say they’re going to Wisconsin or South Dakota to buy fireworks.

06/24/2014

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Good Question: How Do They Forecast Flooding?

When our state has flooding, experts are able to tell us days out exactly how high a river will rise. And they’re usually correct within a couple inches. With millions of gallons of water involved, how do they know?

06/23/2014

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Good Question: Who Actually Needs Flood Insurance?

Flooding is so widespread across Minnesota that families from the Canadian border to the Iowa border are trying to dry out. And many homeowners are seeing water seep into their homes and basements.

06/19/2014

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