The U.S. Senate may have 100 members, but only one, Al Franken, has really made his opinion known on the recent cable and telecommunications mergers, bashing the deals between giants like Comcast, Time Warner, and Sprint. While other senators may be holding back, Franken has repeatedly hammered the ... More >>
Higher costs and worse service loom on the horizon
Certain areas of the Twin Cities are about to have much easier access to fresh food. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is sponsoring a new grocery-store-on-wheels program called Twin Cities Mobile Market.The foundation recently procured an old Metro Transit bus, which it will convert for use as a mob ... More >>
Today, Comcast, the largest cable and high-speed internet service provider in Minnesota and the U.S., announced that it plans to buy Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable provider, for just over $45 billion.RELATED: Al Franken rips into FCC approval of Comcast-NBC mergerBut that news ... More >>
Here's a sure sign you've just lived through a too-long winter: You see somebody lying around outside under the sun, and your first thought is Oh my God is that person dead?!SEE ALSO: Wisconsin is stupid, says Google auto-completeIn fact, so many people in Madison placed calls to police to share the ... More >>
As another baseball season begins, MLB faces an unstable future — and you're picking up the tab
Frontier Communications allegedly collected taxes it shouldn't have.A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that Frontier Communications illegally collected sales tax on Internet bills. The suit also alleges that Frontier "improperly applied" a number of fees to its customers, including a "911 ... More >>
Franken: Keep it neutral.The compromise net neutrality rules just adopted by the FCC would prohibit broadband providers like Comcast and Qwest from blocking user access to websites and applications. But the measure won't do the same thing for wireless companies, and Al Franken smells censor ... More >>
Minnesota regulators trying to stop online poker sites have failed in their attempt to make Internet service providers to block access to the sites. At least for now.
While final word on NIN's retirement ferments, the tour Trent Reznor mentioned in his "farewell" note has come to fruition.
Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio was convicted, but that's small consolation to Minnesotans who lost their savings
Minneapolis has settled its lawsuits with Time Warner Cable. But the city may still be out to gut local cable-access programming.
Rep's son sent to jail for slashing tires, Ericsson offers buyouts to 35- to 50-year-old employees, web comics become tattoos, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
XM Satellite Radio has signed Bob Dylan to do a weekly hour-long broadcast beginning in March. The network offered Dylan a completely open format, commercial-free. So far, Bob plans to fill the time talking, playing music and interviewing guests, although most intriguing is the announcement that he' ... More >>
DJ Grandmaster Flash has been tapped to host a new weekly mix show for Sirius Satellite Radio. "I?m using the same template for this new show that I used in 1971, before hip-hop started ? a combination of pop, rock, jazz, blues and R&B," says Flash. "I?ll be talking about the use of samples, what c ... More >>
The governor's right: Many "public servants" do what he and the friends of Tim have done. That's what reeks about it.
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Minneapolis settles its spat with Paragon--and gears up for another
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US West wants to use information about who you call to increase its sales. Privacy advocates are screaming foul.
Sprint's latest ad campaign promises CALLERS WHO SWITCH first crack at Rolling Stones tickets. The ads don't mention that customers have to sign up before they can see the deal's fine print.
Democrats and Republicans are happily engaged in a folie à deux to forestall any real congressional probe into campaign finances