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April Fools’ Jokes Around Minnesota

When the home opener for the Twins 2013 season happens amid temperatures hovering around the freezing point, you have to presume that a few Minnesotans are going to take full advantage of the opportunity to pull an April Fools prank.

04/01/2013

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Local Church Uses Social Media To Its Full Advantage

There are some big-time players on Facebook and Twitter based right here in the Twin Cities. Some of them have very serious social media strategies, and if you’re not a pro-athlete or celebrity, followers on Twitter and “Likes” on Facebook do not come easy.

02/20/2013

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Man Sues Brainerd College Over Facebook Comments

A man has filed a federal lawsuit against officials at Brainerd’s Central Lakes College after he says he was expelled for a Facebook post.

02/18/2013

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On Social Media, Jay-Z’s Jab Trumps Katy Perry’s Cleavage

On music’s biggest night, social media networks exploded with commentary, making the 55th GRAMMY Awards this year’s second-most popular event with close to 15.5 million interactions as reported by Trendrr, a social TV analytics provider […]

02/11/2013

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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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Mpls. Cop Accused Of Sex With Underage Girls Posts Bail

A 32-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting teen girls he met on social media sites while working as a Minneapolis Police officer, including one he allegedly got intoxicated before assaulting.

02/08/2013

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Minneapolis Cop Arrested In Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

Authorities say a Minneapolis Police officer was arrested Wednesday in connection with a criminal sexual conduct case involving a juvenile female under the age of 13.

02/07/2013

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Keep Up With Your Kids On Social Media

Remember when the best way to keep your kids safe on the internet was to make sure the computer was in a common area? Now, kids can carry the Internet in their pockets and keep moving to social networks many parents don’t even know about. So, how can parents keep up?

01/21/2013

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Washburn HS Racial Incident Cancels Parent Meeting, Community Still Stirring

A Minneapolis Public School says they are “deeply disturbed” after a racial incident involving a baby doll occurred last Friday at Washburn High School.

01/17/2013

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Peer Shaming Is The Latest Trend For Teen Girls

There is a new popular girl out in Social Media land.

01/07/2013

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Student Writing Centers Buttress Skills Corroded By Social Media

National studies show our kids are flunking when it comes to a basic skill — being able to write.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Minn. Student Posts Suicidal Suggestion On Facebook

A fight at a football game moves to Facebook and ends with a student telling others to kill themselves. Now, police are trying to find out who posted it.

11/15/2012

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Charges: Mom Beat Teen With Extension Cord Over Social Media

A 34-year-old Apple Valley woman has been charged with allegedly beating her daughter with an extension cord and flip flops because she joined a social media website, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

11/14/2012

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