The high-speed Internet capability that’s an afterthought in big cities and regional centers is spreading ever deeper into the nation’s countryside. It has been nudged along by billions in federal stimulus dollars and state efforts to expand a key amenity for both quality of life and business competitiveness.
Research says the more time you spend online, the worse your life may be
Hate those pop up ads? They are about to get worse….
All parents have asked themselves the big question — is it worth paying a babysitter for a night out? Babysitting is big business. In fact, in the last 30 years, the Labor Department says sitter rates have risen nine times faster than inflation.
Can you keep cool under this type of pressure? When a meteor crashes outside the office window, how would you react?
At the Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul, four fantasy football leagues conducted their drafts. “I’m very excited,” said J.J. Kurtz of Lakeville. “I got the Bears defense.” Over the year, 36 million people will play fantasy sports. That’s up from nine million in 2005. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), a player spends three hours per week managing a team and spends $467.60.
Along with deciding where to let Lake Vermilion State Park visitors pitch tents, developers are grappling whether people will be able to surf the Internet around campfires.
Minnesota farms are getting wired. New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that 71 percent of Minnesota farms now own or lease a computer, a slight increase from 2011.
A 32-year-old Edina man is in custody after he allegedly held a 19-year-old woman he met online against her will near Eau Claire, Wis.
Sid has been trying to get in touch with these ladies. Golden girls discover the art of “twerking”….
Miss Utah found herself as this year’s victim of the Q & A at the Miss USA Pageant.
For years the United States has been gathering millions of Verizon cell phone records, as well as foreigner’s emails and data from Google, Facebook and other Internet companies. It is all to make us safer, President Obama says. It’s to protect us from terrorist acts.
Tell John how you feel about Big Brother watching you.
For struggling families living paycheck to paycheck, internet deals offering a short-term payday loan can appear appealing. But for many customers, what was intended to help them out when they are short of cash, can quickly grow into long-term headaches.
Internet Trolls hijack Cheerios YouTube video with racist comments.
Charles Ramsey is a hero in Cleveland and now a YouTube sensation.
Two viral ads, two different reactions. Check out both videos and tell us what you think on our Facebook page.
Feel bad leaving your pet at home along? Never fear! PetChatz webcam is here.
The Interview John Williams Can’t Stop Talking About! Listen to both parts here….
The Real Barbie has taken over the internet. The picture that has everyone talking.
Sunday night’s NCAA basketball game between Duke and Louisville took a terrible turn when Louisville guard Kevin Ware fell awkwardly and broke his right leg in two places. The video was so disturbing that the networks stopped showing it.
The real lesson of Minneapolis police officer Bradley Schnickel’s arrest on six felony counts of luring and having sexual encounters with young girls is that social networking makes this predatory behavior so much easier than it used to be.
This Cyber Monday, shoppers are expected to spend a spend $1.5 billion, which is hundreds of millions more than last year, according to Internet analytics firm comScore. Just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is starting earlier than ever, with many retailers offering Cyber Weekend deals.
A Minnesota doctor took offense when a patient’s son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites, including a comment by a nurse who purportedly called the physician “a real tool.”
Family-centric groups in 13 states are calling on Congress to block states across the nation from legalizing Internet gambling, saying the societal costs will far outweigh the benefit to tax coffers.