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Internet Sales Of Minnesota Lottery Tickets Coming To Halt

Minnesota’s lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.

08/27/2015

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Comcast Set To Unleash Internet Speed Boost

Thousands of Comcast customers across the Twin Cities will begin to see faster Internet service beginning Thursday. Customers in the company’s “Performance” tier will see speeds go from 25 megabytes per second to 50. “Blast” customers will go from 50 to 105.

08/25/2015

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Metro Transit Testing Free Wi-Fi

Now you can stay connected on the go. Metro Transit is testing wireless internet on several of its routes in the Twin Cities.

08/21/2015

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Fond Du Lac Band Gets $6M In Federal Broadband Grants

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is getting $6 million in federal grants to improve Internet service on its northeastern Minnesota reservation.

07/20/2015

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Study: Cat Videos Have Value

For anyone who thinks watching cat videos on the Internet is a waste of time, think again. A new study posted in the journal Computers in Human Behavior examined how cat videos help improve your mood.

06/18/2015

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Mall Of America Confirms Free Wi-Fi System Coming By Holiday Season

A Mall of America representative confirmed Monday that the mall plans to have a free Wi-Fi system in time for the holiday season.

06/15/2015

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Netflix Seeing Biggest Subscriber Gains In Streaming-Era History

Netflix is enthralling viewers and investors alike as popular original programming such as “House of Cards” lure subscribers at a quickening pace. Netflix said Wednesday that it gained 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year.

04/16/2015

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Police To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

Police across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.

04/14/2015

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Teens & Technology: Study Finds 25 Percent Are Online ‘Almost Constantly’

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows just how much teens are using technology and social media.

04/10/2015

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Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight Crime

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent “swatting” incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. “Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives,” Rogers said.

04/07/2015

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Sioux Falls Launches Ad And Web Campaign To Recruit Workers

Sioux Falls has succeeded in creating jobs but needs to do more to fill them, Mayor Mike Huether said in announcing an effort to recruit workers from around the region.

04/03/2015

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Study: Instant Access To Information Results In Unrealistic Sense Of Knowledge

How smart do you think you are? Because you may not be as intelligent as you think. A new study from the American Psychological Association suggests that instant, online access to information may be inflating people’s sense of their own intelligence.

04/02/2015

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4 Things To Know About Ways To Save On Cable

Sometimes your checkbook probably wonders if there’s really ever a “good” deal when it comes to your cable, internet or phone bill. Whether you like to bundle your cable, internet, and phone or buy them separately, getting the best deal can be a challenge.

02/23/2015

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Franken Supportive Of Net Neutrality Proposal

Some state lawmakers want to level the playing field when it comes to accessing information online.

02/19/2015

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17 Broadband Projects To Get Boost From Minnesota Grants

The first state grants in a new broadband Internet expansion program will bolster 17 projects in Minnesota.

02/02/2015

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The Internet Loves Alex, And So Does Target

For no clear reason, a Target employee named Alex became an internet meme over the weekend, and the Minneapolis-based retailer acknowledged it on Monday via Twitter.

11/03/2014

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Good Question: Could HBO Change How We Pay For TV?

HBO just announced that, starting next year, it’s cutting the cable cord. Fans of shows like “Veep” and “Game of Thrones” will no longer have to subscribe to the premium channel through their cable TV provider, but rather will be allowed to stream shows on the Internet.

10/15/2014

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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.

10/04/2014

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Burnsville Incident Shows Risks Children Face On Social Media

Charges are expected Thursday against a Burnsville man after two 13-year-old girls he met through social media spent the night at his home. The case highlights the potential risks social media can pose for kids.

10/01/2014

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Good Question: Who Is Slenderman?

Their case is perhaps not unlike the horror stories that inspired it. Two 12-year-old girls are accused of stabbing a friend nearly 20 times in the woods near Milwaukee – all to impress a make-believe Internet monster. His name is Slenderman, a faceless ghoul many parents had likely never heard of until this week.

06/04/2014

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Bill May End Some Minnesota Online Lottery Sales

>Instant-play lottery games won’t be available on the Internet or Minnesota gas pumps as of November if legislation ready for final votes prevails.

05/15/2014

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For Rural Broadband Boosters, $20M Makes A Start

Supporters of expanded broadband in rural Minnesota are claiming a victory as the Legislature appears ready to set aside $20 million for their cause. A supplemental budget bill that includes the money could be voted on as early as Friday.

05/15/2014

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Stopping Minn. e-Lotto Tickets Wouldn’t Come Cheap

Minnesota lawmakers are being told they’ll have to come up with millions of dollars if they want to shut down the sales of e-lottery tickets. The potential $8 million cost is attributable to lost sales and vendor contracts that would be breached if the Legislature prohibits the lottery from continuing with online games.

04/22/2014

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‘Heartbleed’ Bug: The Internet Breach That Might Affect You

You may want to change all your online passwords in the coming days. A large-scale lapse in Internet security has been uncovered, revealing that millions of accounts may be vulnerable. The security breach has been dubbed “Heartbleed,” and it potentially affects credit card numbers, email services and other sensitive information.

04/09/2014

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Dayton Declines To Take Stance On Lottery Curbs

Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn’t formed a position on a bill that would bar the Minnesota Lottery from selling tickets over the Internet. Dayton said Wednesday that he will seek input from supporters and opponents as the bill progresses.

04/02/2014

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