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4 Things To Know: ‘Avengers’ Sequel Opens, Wild To Roar

Here is a look at the four things you need to know about for May Day — May 1, 2015. They include the latest installment of an unstoppable superhero franchise, and an eruption from the deep.

05/01/2015

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In First Term, Franken Makes Tech His Niche

Patting his notes for emphasis, Sen. Al Franken made an impassioned case: The Internet needs to be free for all, he said, not customized so that big corporations can optimize it.

10/05/2014

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Long Lines In Minn. As Apple Releases New iPhone

Today is the day tech geeks and Apple fans the world over have been waiting for. The latest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have hit stores.

09/19/2014

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An Internet Upgrade At TCF Stadium Pleases Football Fans

Thursday morning, AT&T and the University of Minnesota announced they’ve expanded the mobile internet coverage at the stadium.

09/04/2014

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-19-14

Sid Hartman Day was quite the celebration! Listen back to highlights by CLICKING THE LINK above.

05/19/2014

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911 Callers Will One Day Send Photos, Text Messages To Dispatchers

It took more than two years to upgrade Minnesota’s 911 system, but work just wrapped up. Now, all emergency call centers across the state are connected to the Next Generation 911 network (NG911).

03/05/2014

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Authorities Launch Cell Phone Protection Campaign

Cell phone thefts are up in the Twin Cities, and across the country, according to authorities. To help combat the recent spike, AT&T and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to announce the “Protect My Cell Phone” public awareness campaign.

02/25/2014

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Good Question: Where Are The Extra Charges On Your Cell Bill Going?

When our cell phone bill comes each month, many of us just pay it without a second glance. But if you read it closely, you’ll see we’re all paying a bunch of taxes, surcharges and fees.

11/06/2013

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Movie Blog: Werner Herzog Takes On Texting And Driving

Werner Herzog — the Bavarian art-house master — isn’t one to back down from a challenge. The self-described “soldier of cinema” once hauled a steamboat over a mountain for Fitzcarraldo, trekked through the Sahara to capture […]

08/15/2013

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Don’t Text 911; You’ll Get This Message

If you’ve ever tried texting a 911 call in Minnesota, you probably didn’t get a response. Now the state’s four major service carriers are doing something about it.

06/28/2013

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How Can You Save Hundreds On Your Cell Phone Plan?

Rollover, 4G, text, talk and bundle.

11/07/2012

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Family Channels Grief Into Action Over Distracted Driving

A Twin Cities family who suffered heartbreaking loss is trying to save other families from the same fate. Shreya Dixit, 19, died five years ago.

08/04/2012

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Simulator Aims To Curb Text-And-Drive In Minn.

For the sake of teaching people not to, traffic safety advocates are encouraging texting and driving in a special simulator that shows how dangerous it is.

08/04/2012

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Group Asks MN High Court To Hear BWCA Tower Case

A group wants the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that lets AT&T proceed with a 450-foot cellphone tower near Ely next door to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

07/12/2012

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Appeals Court Allows AT&T Cell Tower Near BWCA

AT&T is welcoming a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling that permits it to build a 450-foot cellphone tower with flashing lights that would visible from parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

06/18/2012

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AT&T Asks Appeals Court To Allow Tower Near BWCA

AT&T is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn a judge’s decision barring it from building a 450-foot cellphone tower with flashing lights that would be visible within parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

01/10/2012

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Police Search For Man Accused Of Stealing Cell Phones

Police in northern Minnesota need help finding a man who is accused of stealing more than 250 cell phones from an AT&T store.

09/12/2011

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Judge Nixes Proposed 450-Foot BWCA Cellphone Tower

A judge has blocked AT&T’s plan to build a 450-foot cellphone tower near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northeastern Minnesota.

08/03/2011

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AT&T Official Says Merger Would Help Rural Areas

An AT&T official says the company’s proposed merger with T-Mobile USA would improve technology in rural areas of the upper Midwest, but some residents and lawmakers remain skeptical.

05/09/2011

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AT&T Cellphone Tower Near Voyageurs Park Rejected

AT&T has been denied in its request to build a 350-foot cell phone tower near Voyageurs National Park.

04/29/2011

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AT&T Pulls Ads From Local Radio Station After Song Parody

A local radio station is still feeling the effects of what some are calling a racist prank.

04/04/2011

AT&T Buys T-Mobile

Good Question: Are Mergers Ever Good For Consumers?

AT&T wants to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion. Clearly, AT&T thinks the deal is good for its business. But what about consumers? Is having fewer choices ever good for consumers?

03/21/2011

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iPhone 4 Arrival Could Be Good News For All Cell Phone Users

This is a big day for anybody who owns a cell phone, not just the folks who have iPhones. True, the big news is that the iPhone 4 became available at Verizon, after years of exclusivity at AT&T. But the chain reaction could save us all a lot of money.

02/10/2011

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Fargo Finally Flush With iPhone Excitement

Previously excluded from the iPhone club because of AT&T’s at-best spotty coverage in this part of the country, cell-phone users in areas of the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming can now get the phone through the nation’s largest wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless.

02/10/2011