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.
How Do Companies Know Consumers So Well?It seems to happen every day. Netflix recommends someone watch its new show, Target emails about patio furniture or a banner ad pops up for shoes similar to those a customer just bought.
Where Does Minnesota Lottery Revenue Go?In 2018, Minnesotans bought $596 million worth of lottery tickets.
Who Needs A Measles Vaccine?The measles outbreak just topped 700 cases, making it the worst in 25 years.
What's The Difference Between Winter, Summer Gas Blends?Over past weeks, we've seen gas prices jump about 15 cents. In Minnesota, prices went from $2.62 to $2.79 since April 7, which is normal this time of year. Part of that jump comes from the annual switch to a different kind of gas.
How Does GoFundMe Work?Since GoFundMe started in 2010, people have given each other more than $5 billion.
What Makes Up Our Carbon Footprint?Monday is Earth Day, an international day to focus on the environment. Climate experts say our carbon footprint – the greenhouse gases we create – plays a big role in the warming of our planet.