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Verizon Adds Cell Sites Around MN State Fair For Attendees

Attendance is up at the Minnesota State Fair and so is mobile data usage. Karen Smith, spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless says the increase in usage can be linked to the fact that we are sharing everything. She feels that people are using their phones more and more to not only navigate the fair, but also to share their fair experience.

08/29/2014

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Sheriff: Arden Hills Shooting Suspect Using Social Media

Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said that Lyle “Ty” Hoffman could be evading capture by using Craigslist and gay dating applications.

08/22/2014

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Lawyers Reprimanded For Facebook Remarks About Jurors

The Clay County attorney has disciplined two prosecutors who made derogatory comments about a jury on Facebook. KFGO-AM reports the assistant county attorneys posted the remarks after a jury found a man not guilty of sexual misconduct.

08/22/2014

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Mpls. Police Reveal Preparation For ‘Dinkytown Disturbance’

Minneapolis Police allowed WCCO to see firsthand how officers trained for handling last month’s “Dinkytown Disturbance.” Police say they were far more prepared for last month’s event than they were during the riot in 2003. Each of these police situations occurred after the Gopher men’s hockey team appeared in national championship games.

05/21/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

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General Mills Reverses Its No Lawsuit Policy

A Minnesota company drew a firestorm of criticism for changing their legal terms. So now, they’re changing them back.

04/20/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Edition

It’s been 10 days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. Since that time, it seems like most everyone has a theory about what happened to the Boeing 777 on its way from Kuala Lampur to Beijing. Many WCCO-TV viewers have sent in their Good Questions on everything from the logistics to how planes work to why people never made phone calls. So, we thought we’d answer some of the Good Questions we’ve heard throughout the week.

03/18/2014

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Student Suspended For Tweet Transferring Schools

An honors student athlete suspended over a two-word tweet about a teacher in the Elk River School District will attend school elsewhere. Senior Reid Sagehorn is talking publicly for the first time about the seven-week suspension that has many students at Rogers High School rallying on his behalf.

02/24/2014

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No Charges Filed In Rogers HS Tweet Scandal

The Hennepin County Attorney’s office will not file criminal charges against anyone associated with a social media scandal involving a 17-year-old Rogers student-athlete.

02/21/2014

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Expert Says Social Media Etiquette Classes Could Prevent HS Scandals

A two-word tweet turned into a two-month suspension for the captain of the Rogers basketball team. And the controversy surrounding Reid Sagehorn’s tweet and subsequent suspension has students and parents upset and confused. “Reid is carrying the weight of every tweet that got put on that site and I don’t think that’s fair,” said parent Kris Hall.

02/19/2014

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News Click: Felony Offense for Social Media Post

02/19/2014

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Minn. Family Fighting To Get Son Out Of Abu Dhabi Prison

An American man who works in the United Arab Emirates has been held in a maximum-security prison for months after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai, a rights group and family attorney said Wednesday.

11/27/2013

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Users Swear By Social Media-Fueled Navigation App Waze

Remember when going on a road trip meant unfolding maps, plotting your course, and writing out step-by-step directions? Technology has changed all that, with GPS units and map apps to track our trips. Waze users report accidents, stalled vehicles and traffic jams, and it all gets factored into travel estimates.

11/05/2013

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Fmr. Mpls. Cop Sentenced For Sending Nude Pictures To Girls

A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday for sending nude pictures to girls. Bradley Schnickel pleaded guilty in June to soliciting children to engage in sexual contact. On Friday, he was sentenced to a year in the Hennepin County workhouse in addition to no contact with children (unless approved).

10/25/2013

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Terrorists’ Twitter Feed Targeting Mpls. Men & Women

An international terror group is once again targeting young Somali men and women in the Twin Cities. This time the group is using social media to get them to travel to Somalia to fight.

08/06/2013

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