• Alltel settles with Minnesota and DOJ
    Alltel Corporation will pay $1.33 million to the government to settle allegations that it violated conditions of its Midwest Wireless acquisition.December 3, 2007
  • What should you do with an old computer?
    If the 1.5 million pounds of obsolete electronics that piled up at an e-recycling drive in Bloomington Friday is any indication, Minnesotans have a lot more hi-tech junk hanging around than they can handle.Midday, November 19, 2007
  • Customers complain after cell phone switchover
    Cell phone customers love to criticize their wireless company. In southern Minnesota, the latest target is the nation's fifth largest provider, Alltel.October 30, 2007
  • Boston Scientific will cut 2,300 jobs
    Medical device maker Boston Scientific plans to cut 2,300 jobs, about 13 percent of its global workforce. It currently employs about 7,000 people in Minnesota. Analysts say sagging sales of the stents and defibrillators the company makes are forcing the cutbacks.October 17, 2007
  • Implications of the Nobel Prize
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences next week will award gifted and prominent scientists a Nobel Prize. What do these awards mean 106 years after their creation? And what do they say about the direction of science and society?October 5, 2007
  • Duluth is battleground for fight over music downloading
    The nation's largest record companies took their fight against illegal downloads to court for the first time Tuesday, targeting a Minnesota woman they say improperly shared nearly 2,000 songs online.October 2, 2007
  • 'The Brain on the Stand'
    George Washington University law professor Jeffrey Rosen says progress in neuroscience and technology has the potential to radically transform the legal system.Midday, August 22, 2007
  • Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens keeps technology in perspective
    Robert Stephens founded the Geek Squad as a one-man operation in the early '90s. Now the Geek Squad has agents across the U.S. -- and even abroad -- working to help people with their technology conundrums. However, technology doesn't drive him; how it will help his life and his family is what really interests him.July 27, 2007
  • Tubular debate
    Democratic presidential hopefuls field questions from the parents of soldiers in Iraq, a gun rights advocate wielding a rifle, and an animated snowman.July 24, 2007
  • Economist predicts a South Dakota boom
    There's a shift in the economic base in South Dakota. The move is from primarily agriculture to the sciences and technology.July 20, 2007
  • USA Cup kicks it up a notch with the Web
    Twenty-one countries are represented in the USA Cup youth soccer tournament in Blaine. Players may be far from home, but this year, the USA Cup is connecting participants and their fans in new ways.July 19, 2007
  • A new era in technology is calling
    The much-anticipated Apple iPhone hits stores Friday amid a huge marketing push. Will this high-tech gadget live up to all the hype?Midday, June 26, 2007
  • The heights of high tech
    The new head of a local technology company credits mentorship and a love for change in shaping her career path.Midmorning, June 26, 2007
  • Reducing the fare for a trip to the digital scrapheap
    Minnesotans can probably look forward to a day in the near future when disposing of electronic waste is free--every day.June 22, 2007
  • Hutchinson Technology cutting 500 jobs to save money
    The job cuts, in Hutchinson and Plymouth, Minnesota, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are expected to be finished by the end of this month.June 5, 2007

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