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Minnesota State Fair

Verizon Adds Cell Sites Around MN State Fair For Attendees

Attendance is up at the Minnesota State Fair and so is mobile data usage. Karen Smith, spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless says the increase in usage can be linked to the fact that we are sharing everything. She feels that people are using their phones more and more to not only navigate the fair, but also to share their fair experience.

08/29/2014

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More Stores Tracking Your Cell Phone To Offer Deals

How much of your personal information are you willing to give up, to get a deal? It’s a question worth asking as more and more stores tap into technology to track our cell phones.

05/21/2014

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Driver Record Data Fight Draws In Lawmakers

Minnesota state lawmakers are trying to slow down a plan from the Department of Public Safety that would restrict public access to driver’s license data, including the bulk sale of data to insurance companies and car dealers. DPS officials say they made the change after thousands of snooping incidents into personal driver’s license records. But insurance industry executives, and Insurance Federation of Minnesota Vice President Mark Kulda, say it could add money to your insurance bill.

03/12/2014

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UND Enlists Help On Computer Breach

North Dakota University System officials say they are working with the FBI and an independent cyber security group to investigate a breach on the system’s computer server. Officials say the personal information of more than 290,000 current and former students and nearly 800 faculty and staff was hacked in early February. It’s not known if the data, which included social security numbers, was stolen.

03/06/2014

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Rep. Atkins Wants Stolen Smart Phone Cutoffs

A Minnesota legislator says he’ll push a bill next year for mandatory cellphone technology allowing people to remotely disable lost or stolen smart phones. The legislation requiring cellphone cutoff technology is a response to a burst in phone thefts, including some taken in violent attacks in Minnesota.

01/02/2014

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Minn. Campaign Money Regulator Promises Data Fix

Minnesota’s campaign finance regulatory agency plans to implement new auditing procedures and seek a law change to deal with errors in its database of political fundraising transactions.

12/16/2013

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18 Claim Their Personal Data Was Wrongly Accessed

Eighteen people say dozens of public workers across the state violated their privacy by looking up their personal data. The group is filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Thursday against more than 50 counties, municipalities and multiple state officials.

09/12/2013

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Even With Reams Of Data, Flood-Predicting Is Tough

Perched in a boat drifting slowly along the Red River, Dan Thomas kept one eye on a laptop and the other on a $60,000 piece of floating hardware that beamed sound waves deep into the flooding river.

05/05/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Want Tighter Database Security

A week after more than 5,000 Minnesotans found out that a Department of Natural Resources employee had looked up their driving or motor vehicle records, state lawmakers Wednesday announced their plan to curb abuse of databases.

01/23/2013

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Report: 50 Percent Of Minnesotans Could Be Obese By 2030

A new report forecasts that obesity rates will dramatically increase in every state in the country over the next 20 years.

09/18/2012

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Verizon Aims To Simplify With Shared Plan

Say goodbye to multiple bills for your numerous electronic devices. Verizon Wireless announced a way those devices can share one data plan on Tuesday.

06/12/2012

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Hennepin Co. Jail Releases Study On Drug Use

A new federal study has found that 68.2 percent of men booked into the Hennepin County jail tested positive for illegal drug use, which occurred prior to arrest.

11/29/2011

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Police Investigated For Misuse Of Driver’s License Data

A Twin Cities woman is outraged that her license photo was accessed 425 times by more than 100 law enforcement personnel over a four-year period.

10/04/2011

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Patient Information At Risk After Laptop Stolen

Fairview and North Memorial hospitals are working to alert their patients after a laptop containing patient information was stolen from a locked car.

09/27/2011

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