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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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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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New App Created In Mpls. Lets You Connect With Kin

If you’ve ever scrolled through your facebook timeline or twitter feed and thought, “Where are my friends?” the new Kinly app may be for you. Whatever you post goes only to your defined social circle or kin.

08/05/2013

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New Survey Shows Young Adults Have Social Media Regrets

Have you ever posted something on social media, then thought maybe it was a bad idea? A new survey finds a lot of young people are worried that something they posted to Facebook or Twitter will come back to bite them some day.

07/30/2013

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Social Media Harnessed To Rebuild OK Tornado Victim’s Home

Two months after a tornado flattened dozens of homes in Moore, Okla., families are starting to rebuild, and one woman’s story remains fresh in our memories.

07/24/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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MIMMI Sculpture Tracks Minneapolis’s Mood On Social Media

A new floating piece of art is tapping in to how the city is feeling. MIMMI is being called the emotional gateway to Minneapolis, and this weekend it will be the center piece of one of the city’s most unique festivals: the Secret City.

06/18/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The End Of Privacy

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.

06/08/2013

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Good Question: Can You Be Fired For Off-The-Job Comments?

Whatever the real reason the Vikings had for cutting punter Chris Kluwe, every employee and employer struggles with the line between at-work conduct and off-hour behavior. Can you be fired for what you say outside of work?

05/06/2013

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Presidential Hot Water

President Obama comments on his friend Attorney General Kamala Harris. Are the comments sexist? Tell us on our Facebook page.

04/05/2013

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