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Are you looking for reliable, research-based answers to your everyday questions? Then AnswerLine is for you! The AnswerLine staff have been answering consumers questions for over 30 years.

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 between 9 a.m.–12 noon and 1–4 p.m. Only those calling from a Minnesota, Iowa, or South Dakota area code will be able 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.

For more information, watch the AnswerLine Introductory Video. (3:05) Transcript (PDF)

Get more information about AnswerLine.

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