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Good Question: What Draws Someone To Terrorism?

In 2008, Abdurizak Bihi’s 17-year-old nephew left his home in Minneapolis for terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Somalia. In 2009, the teenager was killed.

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Good Question: Why Can Companies Use Tax Inversion?

Burger King’s stock jumped 21 percent Monday on the news the company is in talks to merge with Canadian-based Tim Horton’s. The move is called tax inversion, a change in the location of its headquarters that would let the fast-food company pay fewer taxes in the U.S.

08/25/2014

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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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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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WCCO’s Heather Brown Explores Secrets To Making Babies Sleep

WCCO’s Good Question Reporter Heather Brown knows the struggle to find sleep first hand. She’s been off the air the past two months concentrating on her newest job, being a mom. Heather and her husband, Joe, welcomed Riley Rose in May.

08/04/2014

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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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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 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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