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Group Pushes For Local Sales Tax For Web Retail

A group calling itself Main Street Fairness Coalition wants the Minnesota State legislature to immediately approve a bill this session that would force internet retailers to charge their customers local or state sales taxes.

04/12/2012

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Cloud Computing May Bring Job Boom To Minnesota

Microsoft has some pretty encouraging predictions for the future of computing jobs in Minnesota.

03/05/2012

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Free Internet Access in Minneapolis

Today we talked about the digital divide. 100 million Americans are without access to the internet.

03/02/2012

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Good Question: Does Location Determine Internet Speed?

We’ve long passed the days of the dial-up modem waiting for a single picture to load on the screen. Today, we’re watching HD movies online and we want them fast, but does where you live affect the speed of your internet service? Can your neighbors slow you down?

02/08/2012

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How To Use ‘The Cloud’ To Keep Files At Your Fingertips

Accessing your music files or other documents on-the-go is becoming easier thanks to innovations such as “the cloud.”

01/24/2012

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Another Minn. Bear To Give Birth Via Internet

The sister of a black bear who gave birth while the world watched via a webcam is preparing to give birth herself.

01/14/2012

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Local Business Owners Meet With Google’s Eric Schmidt

Seventy-five years ago, the Johnson family set down roots in the floral business. It’s shop along Grand Avenue in St. Paul grew steadily. When the Internet came along in the mid-1990s, it truly blossomed. The Johnson’s soon discovered the power of the Google search engine.

11/30/2011

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Google Exec Talks Online Piracy Bills In Minneapolis

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Congress is taking the wrong approach to fighting online piracy.

11/30/2011

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15 Local Sites Shuttered By Feds In Nat’l Crackdown

Fifteen locally-based websites were among the 150 shut down in a pre-holiday crackdown targeting sites selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise.

11/28/2011

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Will Cyber Monday Eventually Disappear?

Bargain shoppers aren’t waiting until Cyber Monday to do their holiday shopping. At the stroke of midnight Friday shoppers began their buying marathon. But not everyone rushed into stores — instead, they jumped online.

11/27/2011

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BlackBerry Blackout: Will Users Jump Ship?

Research in Motion is still trying to correct a worldwide outage affecting BlackBerry cell phone users.

10/13/2011

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Target’s Website Crashes

Sometimes, a fashion launch is just too enticing. Target Inc.’s entire website crashed Tuesday, the day the cheap chic retailer launched the online sale of its limited offerings of Missoni for Target.

09/13/2011

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Minnesota AG Suing 5 Payday Lenders

The Minnesota Attorney General is suing five short-term Internet lenders.

09/06/2011

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Internet Craze Update

You thought planking was dead, think again! One woman shows you the ultimate planking fail and redemption. Also, owling is hot, but so now is pool posing.

07/19/2011

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The Newest Internet Trend

It’s called Owling. If you’re way past planking, hop on the newest thing to hit the internet. Hoot-Hoot!

07/13/2011

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9 Men Arrested In Internet Prostitution Sting

Nine men from Minnesota and Wisconsin have been arrested in an Internet prostitution sting.

07/01/2011

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Internet Privacy

Esme Murphy fills in for Chad Hartman. Here’s an interesting story Esme talked about with a photographer identified 60 years later. Read the story.

06/22/2011

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White Castle Now Taking Online Orders

The 90-year-old White Castle fast-food chain is embracing cyber era technology by introducing online ordering at all its restaurants.

05/04/2011

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Man Convicted Of Aiding Suicides Faces Sentencing

A former Minnesota nurse convicted of aiding suicides by trolling Internet chat rooms and encouraging depressed people to kill themselves could see little or no time behind bars when he is sentenced Wednesday.

05/04/2011

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‘Twi-Fi’ Lets Twins Fans Share Their Experiences

A lot of Twins fans were snapping pictures at the home opener Friday, especially at the Tony Oliva statue unveiling. Now, it’s easier to share those pictures.

04/08/2011

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Duluth Schools Take On High-Tech Bullies

Today’s schools might have a tougher time than ever dealing with bullying.

04/04/2011

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Google’s Fiber Broadband Network Goes To Kansas City

It was not for a lack of effort. Duluth officials spent countless hours and thousands of dollars trying to lure Google’s high-speed fiber broadband network to the northeastern Minnesota city.

03/31/2011

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Minn. Writes Report On Statewide Broadband Access

The Minnesota Department of Commerce and the nonprofit group Connect Minnesota are set to present a new report Thursday that will serve as the roadmap for expanding high-speed Internet access in the state.

02/24/2011

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Minnesota News Council Closing After 40 Years

The Minnesota News Council is shutting down after 40 years of promoting fairness in the news media.

01/28/2011

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Judge Won’t Toss Aiding Suicide Case

A judge in southern Minnesota has denied another request to dismiss the case of a former nurse accused of going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves.

12/17/2010

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