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Good Question: How Much Time Do We Really Need To Relax?

Technically, it’s still spring, but summer vacation season is heating up. Science tells us we all need a break, but studies show only half of all Americans use all the time they’re given. So, since we’re supposed to taking time away from work, we wondered: How much time do we really need to relax?

06/11/2014

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Good Question: What Is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is used for weddings, funerals and medical care, even college tuition. Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 are the latest group to turn to crowd-funding to help solve the mystery. They launched a crowd-funding campaign in hopes of raising $5 million as a reward for a whistle-blower for information on the missing plane, and to start their own investigation.

06/10/2014

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Good Question: What Regulations Do Truck Drivers Have To Follow?

The truck driver accused of causing the deadly crash that critically injured actor Tracy Morgan reportedly hadn’t slept for more than 24 hours before the accident. Investigators say the Wal-Mart truck driver failed to slow down for traffic in New Jersey early Saturday, tried to swerve at the last minute and smashed into the back of Morgan’s limo bus.

06/09/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All': Windshields, Fruit Stickers & Mosquito Bites

Brad from Watertown wants to know: Why are there dots on our windshields? Our friends from Abra Auto Body and Glass helped us with this one. Basically those dots are there to stop UV rays from coming in from the sun. Without the dots, UV rays could burn the adhesive that holds the windshield in place.

06/06/2014

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Good Question: How Do They Set Speed Limits?

Many Minnesotans will likely be heading to the cabin or lake this weekend. And as they drive, the speed limit will be 55 mph in some areas, 65 mph and maybe even 70 in others. Kevin Gutknecht is the communications director for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

06/05/2014

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Good Question: Who Is Slenderman?

Their case is perhaps not unlike the horror stories that inspired it. Two 12-year-old girls are accused of stabbing a friend nearly 20 times in the woods near Milwaukee – all to impress a make-believe Internet monster. His name is Slenderman, a faceless ghoul many parents had likely never heard of until this week.

06/04/2014

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Good Question: Do Black Bears Have To Be Put Down?

There are 10,000 – 15,000 black bears in the state of Minnesota. So it’s no surprise that every once in a while one of them takes a detour into the cities. Angie Murad has been keeping up with the male black bear that’s wandered through Savage, Burnsville, Eagan and likely close to her home in Apple Valley.

06/03/2014

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Good Question: Can Some Get By On Less Than 8 Hours Of Sleep?

A lot of factors go into how many Z’s we catch at night, like snoring and kids who wake up before the sun’s up. “For most adults, 7 hours would be a minimum they should be getting,” said Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler.

06/02/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Robins, Rainbows & Socks

Robins are rocking our lawns this time of year, and that got Mary from Minneapolis wondering: How do robins know where worms are in the ground? A lot of times you’ll see robins tilting their heads. That’s called “head cocking,” and what they are actually doing is looking for soil pellets on top of the ground that indicate a wormhole and maybe a worm inside.

05/30/2014

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Good Question: Which Sunscreen Is Best For You?

There’s traditional sunscreen, and even drinks and pills that promise protection or skin damage repair. But which sunscreen is the best for you?

05/29/2014

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Good Question: Do Vets Have To Visit VA For Care?

There is increasing pressure on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. A new report from the VA’s inspector general says hundreds of veterans are awaiting care at a VA hospital in Phoenix. The average wait time is almost four months for a first appointment.

05/28/2014

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Good Question: What Are Blisters?

They’re a nuisance, they’re uncomfortable and they seem to pop up this time of year. Whether you are running, gardening or golfing, chances are good you’ll get a blister at some point.

05/27/2014

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Good Question: How Does Dry Cleaning Work?

Not everything we wear finds its way into the washing machine. Some of our clothes have to be dry cleaned. And for many, that means frequent trips to the local dry cleaner to have suits and blazers professionally treated. And chances are pretty good you have no idea the journey your clothes embark upon at the dry cleaner.

05/26/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Street Sand Removal, Lake Names & Population Signs

Ken from Roseville asked: What do the cities do with all the sand they sweep up in the spring? That depends on the city.

05/23/2014

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Good Question: How Often Should We Wash Jeans?

Every man, woman and child seems to have a favorite pair of blue jeans. But how often you wash them, or “warsh” them like our grandmothers used to say, is up for debate.

05/22/2014

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