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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

Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

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

St Paul Flooding

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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Delano Battles Against Flood Waters

Customers sitting behind Three Crows Café are also now sitting just a couple feet from the Crow River. Three Crows Café co-owner Brad Coburn has been through this before. There was little flood damage in 2010, but Coburn’s not sure luck is on their side this time.

06/20/2014

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Good Question: Is There Such A Thing As Mowing Too Much?

With all the rain we’ve had this spring, lawns have never looked better. And when we get a dry day or two, it’s usually time to mow.

06/18/2014

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Good Question: What Age Is It OK To Start Babysitting?

Summer vacation means more free time for kids, and more parents looking for someone to watch their kids. Occasionally parents need a time-out for themselves, which is when a qualified babysitter can capitalize.

06/17/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All': World Cup Edition

Every four years, soccer fans get in line just to get their kicks at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis. Shane Higgins is the general manager at Brit’s and an amateur soccer player. “Last week was a record-breaking week for us and there were only three World Cup games, ” Higgins said.

06/16/2014

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Despite Wet Spring, White Bear Lake Still Down 4 Ft.

We had above average rainfall in May, causing some Twin Cities lakes to overflow.
There was hope that the rain would help White Bear Lake. The water level was down 6 feet last year — the lowest it has ever been.

06/06/2014

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