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Witnesses Say Apps Increase Stalkers’ Capabilities

Stalking victims face new threats in an era of smartphones and mobile apps and Congress should regulate them more closely, witnesses at a congressional hearing said Wednesday.

06/04/2014

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Minn. AG Backs Bill Surrounding Lawmaker Immunity

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is advising the Legislature to forge ahead with a bill making clear that lawmakers can’t avoid arrest for drunken driving or other crimes during the months of session. But Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Ron Latz responded Thursday that he’s not convinced that a new law is required to resolve what he sees as a misunderstanding of current law.

04/24/2014

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Target Says Hackers Stole Credentials From Vendor

Target said Wednesday that investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer’s systems and pilfer about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as personal information for another 70 million people.

01/29/2014

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Obama’s ATF Nominee Gets Senate Hearing

President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the agency charged with enforcing national gun laws said Tuesday the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was “in distress” when he it took over on an interim basis in 2011.

06/11/2013

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Franken ‘Very Well Aware Of’ NSA Tracking Phone Records

US Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he’s not surprised by revelations that federal security agencies collect phone and computer data on American citizens.

06/10/2013

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Improving Gun Background Checks Could Be Costly

Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost.

04/04/2013

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Senate Panel Kills Bill To Reveal Reserved Tickets

The number of tickets that are actually available for purchase by the general public for major concerts like Beyonce or Kenny Chesney will remain a mystery in Minnesota.

03/22/2013

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Minn. Bill Would Disclose Concert Ticket Holdbacks

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to make sellers of concert tickets publicly reveal how many tickets are held back from sale to the public.

03/22/2013

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Senate Panel To Take Up Guns, Background Checks

A Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota’s gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.

03/14/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Clears House, Senate Committees

Same-sex marriage bills are advancing at the State Capitol as on Tuesday, two legislative committees passed them. This is the first time that any Minnesota legislative committee has ever backed marriage rights for gay couples.

03/13/2013

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Round 2 Of Gun Debate On Tap At Minn. Capitol

Minnesota state senators are diving into the debate over gun control measures at the Capitol.

02/21/2013

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Klobuchar Lands Top Seat On Senate Subcommittee

Now in her second term, Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar has landed top committee post.

01/31/2013

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