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Feds: Man Blackmailed Teens Into Online Sex

A northwest Indiana man blackmailed a 15-year-old New York girl into performing sex acts for him during a video chat by telling her another man had hacked into her iPad and taken video of her dressing in her room, federal court records say.

04/06/2013

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Elk River Teen Missing For 2 Weeks Found Safe

The missing Elk River teenage girl who hadn’t been seen since Feb. 11 has been found safe, authorities say.

02/28/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Seduction Via The Web

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.

02/09/2013

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400 Bar To Close; Auctioning Memorabilia Online

For 17 years, the 400 bar was a spot for up and coming and popular Twin Cities bands. Now, the owners of the Minneapolis club decided to close.

01/03/2013

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Ex-Nurse Wants Aiding-Suicide Conviction Reversed

An attorney for a former Minnesota nurse convicted of going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves says his client was merely supporting his alleged victims and had no influence on their actions.

12/19/2012

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Critical Online Reviews Can Carry Legal Risks

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.”

10/24/2012

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Target To Match Some Rivals’ Online Prices

Target Corp. says that for the first time it will match prices that customers find on identical products at select online competitors this holiday season.

10/16/2012

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Kluwe Stars In Latest MN United Ad, Urges To ‘Vote No’

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is the latest to appear in a Minnesotans United for All Families ad, which urges people to vote no on the marriage amendment.

10/16/2012

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Minn. Wolf Lottery Results Now Available Online

Hunters and trappers who entered the lottery for licenses in Minnesota’s first-ever wolf season can now check online to see if they won.

09/26/2012

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Good Question: What Can We Legally Share Online?

More than 12 million people have already pinned to their digital bulletin boards, but there is growing concern that Pinterest users could be breaking the law.

03/19/2012

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DNR Asks For Patience After Online Reservation Crash

The new online system for state park reservations could not handle the flood of traffic it got and crashed about an hour after going online.

03/02/2012

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MN State Park Reservation System Closing For 2 Months

The Minnesota State Park reservation system is closing for two months for an online makeover.

12/06/2011

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Minnesotans Urged Not To Let Pests Invade Homes

The state Agriculture Department is telling Minnesotans not to let pests into their homes this holiday season — and they’re not talking about relatives.

11/29/2011

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MDA: Beware Of Pesky Bugs When Buying Trees Online

If you buy a Christmas tree or wreath online this year, make sure you’re not letting destructive insects into your home or neighborhood.

11/28/2011

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Officer Sues Sheriff’s Dept., Co-Workers For Sexual Harassment

A member of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s department is suing one of her co-workers, and the department, for defamation of character and sexual harassment. She claims an anonymous posting on a website by her coworker hurt her reputation.

11/04/2011

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