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  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Downtown Minneapolis: Robberies this year have more than doubled compared to 2011

    Early this year, we told you about how violent crime in Minneapolis reached a 28-year low in 2011. But while violent crime citywide has been on a downward trajectory, it has risen dramatically downtown through the first five months of this year.According to a Star Tribune report, from January 1 thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Gigwalk, a smartphone-based temp agency, debuts in Twin Cities

    Gigwalk debuts in the Twin Cities next Monday.​Gigwalk is a temp agency designed for the smartphone age. No longer does finding temp work in the Twin Cities meaning filling out a paper application, traveling to an office somewhere to drop it off and perhaps have an interview, then waiting indefini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Minneapolis experiencing rash of smartphone thefts

    Aren't these phones cool? Thieves think so too.​Attention, idiots who walk down dark Minneapolis streets at night while obliviously staring at your fancy phones -- thieves are out there, and if the opportunity presents itself they may leave you iPhone-less.A police alert issued this afternoon by t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Eye Phone Group smartphone app spies on teen drivers

    Your parents might be watching.​First came word that the Legislature was considering a bill that would make it a crime to drive while being a high school drop out. Now we find out there's n smartphone app for parents to track their teens' lousy driving habits. This ultimate tool for helico ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Al Franken wants Apple and Google to testify about smartphone tracking

    Al Franken wants Apple, Google at privacy hearings.​Sen. Al Franken is wading ever deeper into the controversy over whether smartphones are secretly tracking their user's locations. As chairman of the Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee, he's calling on Apple and Google representati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    State Sen. Chuck Wiger wants to ban cell phone chat in cars

    Chuck Wiger wants you to hang up and drive.​It's already illegal in Minnesota to drive and access the web or text using your smart phone. If state Sen. Chuck Wigel has his druthers, it's going to be against the law to talk on a cell phone and drive, too -- even if you're using a hands-free device. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Mark Dayton leads Tom Emmer by 9% in new poll

    Mark Dayton, left, leads Tom Emmer, right, in another poll.​DFLer Mark Dayton leads Republican Tom Emmer in the race for governor by 9 percentage points in a Star Tribune opinion poll released over the weekend. With one exception, that result continues Dayton's pattern of beating or tying Emm ... More >>

  • Books

    June 28, 2000

    No Phoning Home

    The public telephone goes the way of the rotary dial