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Are you looking for reliable, research-based answers to your everyday questions? The AnswerLine staff has been answering consumers' questions since 1975. Minnesota Extension is pleased to be a part of this collaborative effort.

Contact AnswerLine to get information about:

  • Safely cooking, canning and freezing foods.
  • Cleaning stains and mildew from homes and clothes.
  • Dealing with floods and other household issues.

Call AnswerLine at:

Calls are answered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–12 noon and 1–4 p.m. You must call from a Minnesota, Iowa, or South Dakota area code to access the AnswerLine phone service.

You can also send an email.

AnswerLine is brought to you by University of Minnesota Extension and Iowa State University Extension, with support from USDA, the state of Minnesota, county governments, and grants.

Get more information about AnswerLine.

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