How Long Do Crickets Chirp?Starting in late July, Minnesotans started to hear summer symphonies from insects. Some say it feels like summer, while others find it simply annoying.
Why Didn't Minneapolis, St. Paul Ever Become One City?St. Paul become a city in 1854. For Minneapolis, it was 1867. More than 150 years, later the Twin Cities are two distinct places.
With High School Football Season Pushed To Spring, What Will Field Conditions Be Like?The Minnesota State High School League has moved the fall football season to spring -- a time when winter can linger long enough to create a new set of outdoor challenges.
What Makes A Good Vice Presidential Pick? Walter Mondale Answers"So who should it be? Toughest question in the world," said former Vice President Walter Mondale.
Good Question: What Happens When A Student Gets Sick With COVID-19?In the 21-page plan, three of those pages address this particular question. If there's a confirmed case, first you identify close contacts of that person while they were infectious.
The Do's And Don'ts Of Face Masks, Including How Best To Clean ThemAccording to the CDC, it needs to fit comfortably, but snugly around the face and be secured with ear loops.
How Long Can Food Be Left Out?It's the time of year for picnics, outdoor wedding and camping trips – which means lots of food outside.
Who Will Get To Take The COVID-19 Vaccine First?Once a vaccine is manufactured, it has to be distributed. The big question regards who will get to receive it first.
Good Question: What Causes Humidity?We know Saturday will be hot -- but it's going to feel even warmer than the temperature on your thermometer.
Why Does The Heat Make Us Feel Crummy? Good QuestionWe know it's been toasty this summer. According to the MN State Climatology Office, last month was in the top-10 for hottest Junes in Minnesota. So, why does the heat make us feel crummy? Good Question.
How Does Racism Impact Health?Even before NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center began testing for COVID-19 in mid-April, CEO Stella Whitney-West knew the impact of the virus would be personal.
Where Exactly Is 'Up North' In Minnesota?There are as many answers to this Good Question as there are lakes in Minnesota. When WCCO asked people on the streets of downtown Minneapolis, the answers ranged from "Duluth" to "Bemidji" to "the reservation" to "anywhere past North Branch."
The 'Minnesota Paradox': Why The State Has One Of The Largest Racial DisparitiesSurvey after survey has told us Minnesota is a great place to live. The data shows that to be true for White people, but it’s a different story for Black Minnesotans.
How Much Do Students Lose During The 'Summer Slide'?On average, children lose one-month of school learning over the summer. The declines are larger in math compared to reading and the losses are higher as children get older.
Systemic Racism: The Unequal Playing Field That Continues To Plague AmericaSystemic racism has been discussed for years -- but now most Americans are just recognizing the impact it has on almost every aspect of our society.