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WCCO Reporter Heather Brown Welcomes Baby Girl

How adorable is Heather Brown’s new baby girl? Good Question — and as of Thursday morning, it’s one we can finally answer.

05/22/2014

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Good Question: Why Does MN Only Allow One Fishing Line In The Water?

This time of year is prime fishing time. It’s a good time to get out on the water, drop a line in and hopefully catch some walleye. Our border states allow people to fish with more than one line at a time. So why does Minnesota only allow one line in the water?

05/21/2014

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Good Question: Why Are Our Kids Obsessed With ‘Frozen’?

If you are a parent of a child under the age of 10, there’s a very good chance you know the words to “Let it Go.”

05/20/2014

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Good Question: What Do Equine Nasal Strips Do For Horses?

The New York State Gaming Commission ruled Monday to overturn its ban on nasal strips for racing horses. California Chrome, the horse hoping to take home the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years, used the strips in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

05/19/2014

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Good Question: Why Isn’t Dental Work Covered Under Most Health Plans?

Anyone who has had an infected tooth, a root canal or their wisdom teeth pulled might have wondered what Darlene from LeCenter asked us earlier this week: Why isn’t dental work covered under most health care plans?

05/15/2014

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Good Question: How Much Should We Be Saving?

A new study finds we’re not saving nearly as much as we should or could. Interest.com looked at typical household spending in the Twin Cities and subtracted it from the area’s media after-tax income.

05/14/2014

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Good Question: How Is Bail Determined?

Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was out of jail Monday afternoon after posting $20,000 bail. He allegedly assaulted another man, leaving him in critical condition. But Neal Zumberge is still behind bars a week after he was charged with the murder of his neighbor. The New Brighton man WAS not able to make his $1.5 million bail.

05/13/2014

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Good Question: Is There A Natural Way To Induce Labor?

Over the past several months of answering viewer’s ‘Good Questions’, you’ve watched my belly grow. So, now that I’m closing in on end of this journey, I thought it appropriate to ask: Are there any natural tricks to inducing labor? According to father-of-three, Chris Shaffer, “It just takes a little sauerkraut and that baby will come right out.”

05/12/2014

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Good Question: Minnesota Wild Playoff Edition

On Tuesday night’s Game 3 of the Wild-versus-Blackhawks series, the Wild reported attendance was a record 19,416. So, Ruth and Greg asked: How does the Wild determine game attendance? “We get a report at the end of the night that tells us how many tickets were sold and that’s the number, like every other sports team, we put out,” said Wild spokesman Ryan Stanzel.

05/08/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Like Getting Flowers?

This Mother’s Day, Americans are expected to spend an average of $163 on mom. According to the National Retail Federation, 81 percent of people will send cards and 66 percent will give flowers. Sweaters, books, CDs, gardening tools, a day at the spa and brunch rounded out the list.

05/07/2014

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Good Question: Why Do Our Allergies Make Us Feel So Terrible?

After our cold winter, experts are calling this spring a particularly bad season for allergy sufferers. All of that sneezing, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and congestion can make for a miserable couple of months.

05/06/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Pay CEOs So Much To Leave?

It’s not yet clear exactly how much newly resigned Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel stands to make from his severance package, but analysts say it could be anywhere from $9 million to $55 million. Target is expected to release its latest proxy statement this month.

05/05/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Robin Eggs, Fine Money & Dog Smell

Toni Lynn from North St. Paul asked: Why are robin eggs blue? According to DNR bird expert Carol Henderson, the pigments in the blood of the mom robin are embedded into the egg shell as the egg passes through the oviduct before it’s laid.

05/02/2014

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Good Question: What Can Watching Sports Do To Our Bodies?

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think it was the athletes doing all the work in Thursday night’s Wild-Avalanche Game 7. But plenty of fans had increased heart rates, higher blood pressure and sweaty palms – and those were the people that weren’t jumping up and down.

05/01/2014

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Good Question: Do You Have To Turn Headlights On During Rain?

Over the past several days of rain, some WCCO viewers have emailed us wondering: Why do some drivers not turn on their lights in the rain? “Some people are forgetting and some people aren’t aware, and I think some people are choosing to ignore that,” said Lt. Chris Erickson with the Minnesota State Patrol. “I hope that’s not the case.”

04/30/2014

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