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It’s National Emoji Day! :D

OMG… it’s National Emoji Day! July 17 is marked as the official day we celebrate those little smiley faces and objects that have become so popular for texting over the last several years.

07/17/2015

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Utah Valley University Designs ‘Texting Lanes’ For Staircases

If you’ve ever tripped or bumped into someone or something while texting and walking, you’re not alone. That’s why Utah Valley University has a new design on its staircases: A walking lane, a fast-speed lane, and a texting slow lane. They’re all labeled with neon stripes.

06/19/2015

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MN State Trooper: Texting & Driving Is An Epidemic

It didn’t take long for Minnesota State Trooper Scott Rudeen to spot a person looking down while driving on Interstate 494 in the South Metro. He said he sees it all the time.

05/11/2015

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DPS: 909 Cited For Texting & Driving Last Week

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 900 drivers were cited for distracted driver during their six-day enforcement period last week. Officials say 909 people were pulled over and ticketed between April 13 and April 18 for texting and driving in the state.

04/24/2015

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House Backs Higher Fine For Texting-While-Driving Offenses

Serial offenders of Minnesota’s prohibition on texting while driving could soon face steeper fines.

04/21/2015

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Police To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

Police across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.

04/14/2015

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Mom Of Minnesota Toddler Hurt In Crash Speaks Out On Texting

A mother of a toddler who suffered a severe head injury in a crash near the Twin Cities is asking people to avoid texting while driving.

02/09/2015

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Charges: Mother Beat Daughter With A Belt For Texting

An Apple Valley woman is accused of maliciously punishing her 13-year-old daughter after she allegedly struck the girl repeatedly with a belt for texting and not charging her cell phone. Renita Michelle Moss, 43, has been charged with one count of malicious punishment of a child.

05/02/2014

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Put Down The Phone, Parents; It Could Be Affecting Your Kids

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s not just our kids getting too much screen time these days. Parents are also guilty of spending too much time on their electronic devices. Researchers at the Boston Medical Center observed […]

04/21/2014

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Charges: Texting Woman, 24, Seriously Injured Pedestrian In Crosswalk

A 24-year-old Minnetonka woman faces a felony charge for allegedly hitting and seriously injuring a pedestrian last June while texting and driving. Stephanie Deloye is charged with one count of criminal vehicular operation, court documents show. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/ or a $10,000 fine.

10/22/2013

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Henn. Co. Cracks Down On Teens Who Text & Drive

Driving can be dangerous for any new teen driver, but research shows that adding texting to the mix makes matters much worse. Sending or reading a text message distracts most teenage drivers for 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, it’s like driving the entire length of a football field while blind. Lt. Jeff Schlumpberger with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says it’s illegal to text and drive in Minnesota.

09/01/2013

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Police To Step Up Distracted Driving Enforcement Thursday

In the midst of prom and graduation season, police in the Twin Cities area will conduct extra enforcement Thursday in effort to reduce distracted driving – especially texting while driving.

04/17/2013

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Minn. Text Hotline: A ‘Lifeline’ In Teens’ Pockets

The name says it all: TXT4Life. Minnesota lawmakers are moving to add the text message-based suicide prevention program to the existing statewide phone hotline, citing figures from a pilot program in northeastern Minnesota that show teens would rather send a text than make a call for help.

03/13/2013

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Hennepin County To Take Crime Tips By Smartphone

Authorities in Hennepin County are launching a smartphone app for crime tips. The sheriff’s office unveils its app Thursday.

12/13/2012

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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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How Can You Save Hundreds On Your Cell Phone Plan?

Rollover, 4G, text, talk and bundle.

11/07/2012

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Texting Led To Crash That Killed Byron Teen

It is now known that distracted driving was to blame for a crash that killed a 17-year-old girl in southern Minnesota last month.

10/23/2012

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Cell Phones Could Be A Source Of Neck, Thumb Pain

It is estimated Americans spend about 2.7 hours a day on cell phones. All that talking — and texting — can literally be a pain in the neck.

10/18/2012

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After Muggings, ‘U Of M’ Cautions Students To Avoid Distractions

After three separate robberies and beatings, the University of Minnesota is cautioning students to avoid being distracted by their cell phones.

09/09/2012

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Behind The Wheel With Police: Catching Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving has been called a national epidemic. The problem is considered so bad, there’s now a push in Washington to adopt a national ban on texting while driving.

07/16/2012

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Texting And Driving

Here is a French public service announcement aimed towards those who feel they can drive and text.

05/17/2012

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Detroit Sexting Judge

A news report you have got to see. Detroit 3rd Circuit Judge Wade McCree has been accused of sexting his court bailiff. The report seems comical on a serious topic. The Judge, he has no […]

05/08/2012

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97 Citations: Early Numbers From Distracted Driving Day

Authorities issued nearly 100 citations and pulled over more than 2,400 drivers who were texting last Thursday — Distracted Driving Day.

04/26/2012

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Officers Looking For Distracted Drivers Thursday

Sheriff’s deputies and police officers across Minnesota are making an extra effort Thursday to crack down on distracted drivers, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

04/19/2012

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Statewide Campaign Aims To Curb Distracted Driving

Four-hundred law enforcement officers around the state will be looking extra hard for drivers who are texting starting Thursday.

04/16/2012

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