Most of Minnesota hasn’t gone above the freezing mark since Feb. 9, so anyone spending time outside might be feeling that drip, drip, drip from the nose. That had Carole from Hibbing wanting to know: Why do our noses run in the cold?
The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it will reduce the number of incidents it uses race to describe criminals.
New numbers from the IRS show just 0.86 percent of tax returns are being audited, which is the lowest level since 2004.
Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores toenails, construction cranes and sneezing etiquette.
On Thursday, Walmart announced it’s giving raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid workers. Starting in April, employees will make $9 per hour, which is $1.75 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.
Why do we act differently when we’re behind the wheel? Good Question.
If you haven’t done so already, you might be gathering up all the paperwork you’ll need to send your money off to Uncle Sam.
It might be one of the toughest jobs in the world, but it does come with some significant benefits. So, what are the perks of being the President of the United States? Good Question.
Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores hangnails, legal settlements and American accents.
This Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably be doing a little smooching.
But why do we swap saliva to show someone we love them? Why do we kiss? Good Question.
The outbreak of measles has generated lots of debate about vaccinations over the past month. Even politicians have weighed in on whether they should be mandatory.
But, opinions aside, can we actually force people to get immunized? Good Question.
On Tuesday, the family of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller said it received confirmation via email that she had died. So, how many American hostages are there? Good Question.
This year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will include two models who considered are plus-sized by the fashion industry. So what are our average heights and weights, anyway? Good question.
Every Friday, we answer a few confounding questions submitted by our viewers. This week, Heather Brown takes a look at the Super Bowl’s viewership numbers, unused Social Security dollars, and the accuracy of gas gauges.
Craft beer has been growing dramatically, while the big players — like Budweiser — have faltered over the past decade. But what beers are Americans really drinking? Heather Brown answers this Good Question.
The deadline to enroll is MNsure is this Feb. 15. After that, you’ll have to wait to sign up until the next open enrollment period, which will likely be later this year.
Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores the myth about gum’s durability in the human stomach, the source of car tab convenience fees and etymology of RSVPs.
On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed that the U of M student sickened with measles had been vaccinated. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control had reported six of the original 52 people who contracted the virus at Disneyland had gotten the shot as well.
So how can you get sick if you’ve had the vaccine? Good Question.
The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Thursday that the University of Minnesota student sickened with measles had been vaccinated.
A government study found only between 3 percent to 7 percent of all families use a 529 account. So how do we save for higher education?
Every Friday, Heather Brown offers a few short takes on some of our viewers Good Questions. This week, she’s looking at game show winnings, Uncle Sam, and the Super Bowl.
It might be an M&M to sit on the potty, a little toy for behaving in Target or a dollar for 10 minutes of peace and quiet. Sounds like a negotiation you’ve recently had with your child? Well, we’ve all been there. But is it OK to bribe our children? Parenting expert Toni Schutta says it’s alright, but only under certain conditions.
In 2013, Hennepin County reported a 15 percent drop in the number of babies born to teenage mothers. Across the state, the decline was 9 percent and nationwide, it was 10 percent.
Mortgage rates have dropped once again to near all-time lows. This week’s average rate for a 30-year fixed loan is right around 3.6 percent. That’s almost a point lower compared with rates 12 to 15 months ago. It also has mortgage brokers’ offices four times busier than a typical January.
A new report from Oxfam International finds that by 2016, the top one percent of people will own 50 percent of the world’s wealth. That’s up from 44 percent in 2009.
Every Friday, we rapid-fire answer some of your various Good Questions. This week, Heather Brown takes a look at dogs, the 2016 legislative session, and WCCO itself.