How Does A Park Become A State Park?Just under 1% of Minnesota is state or national parkland, which places Minnesota 29th compared to other states across the country.
How Do Water Towers Work?As cities ask homeowners to conserve water, it's bringing up questions about how we get our water in the first place.
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.
When Should We Worry About Inflation?Gas just reached $3 a gallon in Minnesota -- the highest price since 2014.
Where Exactly Is 'Up North' In Minnesota?The definition of "Up North" depends on where you are. Often, it's defined from the Twin Cities' point of reference.
Is There An Ideal Time To Water Our Lawns?We love our green lawns in Minnesota. According to a survey from the Metropolitan Council, more than 40 percent of people with sprinkler systems in the metro area water their lawns every other day.
What Are Our Biggest Sunscreen Mistakes?All too often, doctors see patients not use sun protection as effectively as they can.
Why Is It So Extremely Hot This Summer?The state climatology office can't predict what will happen in July and August but hot, early summers tend to be associated with the rest of the summer being above normal.
What Health Information Can Employers Require From Their Workers?As more workers head back to the office, some will have to share medical information with their employers.
When Will The Pandemic End?With vaccination rates ticking up, and COVID-19 cases down, people are starting to ask: When will the pandemic end?
Why Are There So Many 'Helicopter Seeds' On the Ground This Season?You might call them whirligigs or helicopter seeds. They've been flying off our silver maple trees this spring.
Will Offices In The Twin Cities Ever Return To The Way They Were?A recent survey conducted by the Minneapolis Downtown Council found 80% of downtown companies are developing “future of work” plans with a hybrid/flexible plan as the most referenced.
Why Do We Get So Many Car Warranty Robocalls? How Can You Stop Them?Voice-over internet technology now makes it so easy for scammers to make thousands of calls per minute.
How Much Is A Mother's Work Worth?Heather Brown found a lot answers, but none of them is easy.
How Do Communities Decide Where To Plant Trees?Many Minnesota cities will host Arbor Day events, and encourage residents to plant alongside forestry crews.