How Did Red, White & Blue Become America’s Colors?They are the colors of Captain America, the Minnesota Twins and every balloon animal made to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Why Is The Sport Called Golf? And More Golf Good QuestionsThe 3M Open tournament officially starts Thursday at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, but the players and fans are already out on the course for the practice rounds.
Where Exactly Is 'Up North' In Minnesota?This week, Minnesotans will head to cabins, resorts and campsites up north. For some, that place is more than a spot on the map.
What Causes Humidity?The moisture in the air can come from a number of places, including large bodies of water, nearby plants or a saturated ground.
How Much Do Students Lose During The 'Summer Slide'?Parents and kids feel pressure each summer in balancing play and education. Research shows kids lose some learning when they're away from school.
What Is Minnesota's LGBTQ History?Many pieces of it are housed in the University of Minnesota's Tretter Collection, the largest LGBTQ collection in the Upper Midwest. It holds thousands of boxes of history dating back decades.
Why Do Some People Like Spicy Foods & Not Others?Minnesota foods have centered traditionally around Norwegian or German traditions that have tended to be more bland. There’s an old Ole and Lena joke that ketchup is a spice in Minnesota.
What Is Proper Flag Etiquette?The American Legion explains the etiquette and reminds people the code is not an enforceable law, but rather a suggested set of guidelines.
What Makes Up Plant-Based Meat Substitutes?Both Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have stated goals of trying to get people to eat more plants than animal meat, but when it comes to nutritional differences, there's still debate about which is better.
When Should Homeowners Refinance?Since November 2018, 30-year fixed average mortgage rates have dropped from 4.94% to 3.99%. According to Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor report, that means six million homeowners are now candidates for refinancing. That's up from four million in April.
Why Are The Twins Hitting So Many Home Runs?As of May 27, the Minnesota Twins hit homers in 20 of their last 21 games, tied the club record for most dingers in a month, and became one of only two teams in MLB history to reach 100 goners in the first 50 games of the season.
How Much Student Loan Debt Do Americans Have?Meredith Fergus with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education recommends not taking out more than a student's expected first-year salary, take out less every year and don't put college loans ahead of retirement savings.
Why Do We Become So Attached To TV Characters?“The Big Bang Theory” has captured hearts for 12 years. Fan favorites like Sheldon and Penny have offered viewers every range of emotions.
How Do Tariffs Work?On Monday, China announced a new round of tariffs in retaliation for American tariffs that were put in place last week. President Donald Trump has argued that China will pay for the new tax on imports. But is that really how tariffs work?
Why Do We Take The Census?The Supreme Court will decide if a controversial question about citizenship is added to next year's census. The Justice Department says it needs an accurate count to enforce the Voting Rights Act, but critics say it could cause large groups of people to skip the census.