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  • Dayton wants to meet with Hutchinson Tech over layoffs
    Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants to meet with Hutchinson Technology officials to discuss the company's plans to cut hundreds of jobs in the coming months.March 9, 2011
  • Hutchinson braces for economic jolt after layoff news
    Hutchinson Technology says its headquarters will stay in Hutchinson, along with around 500 jobs held by executives and those doing research and development.March 9, 2011
  • Industry pressures weigh on Hutchinson Tech in job cuts
    Hutchinson Technology, a big regional employer based in the south central Minnesota city is cutting hundreds of jobs, again, this time as many as 900.March 8, 2011
  • New Minnesota broadband report makes disparity clear
    The state Commerce Department and the organization Connect Minnesota on Thursday are going to unveil the latest report on the status of broadband availability in the state, and it shows again the wide disparity in access to the Internet around the state.February 23, 2011
  • National broadband map shows areas lacking good Internet access
    As many as one in 10 Americans can't get Internet connections that are fast enough for common online activities such as watching video or teleconferencing, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. It unveiled a detailed online map showing what types of high-speed Internet connections are available in every last corner of the country.February 17, 2011
  • Lake County dumps high-speed Internet consultant
    Lake County commissioners voted Tuesday to break ties with National Public Broadband, the a St. Paul company that's worked for two years helping the county secure $66 million in federal funding.February 9, 2011
  • Broadband money starts flowing to create 'culture of use'
    Last month, money started flowing through a stimulus grant aimed at getting more Minnesotans to make better use of the broadband access they already have.February 7, 2011
  • Imation beats expectations, stock rises
    Shares of Oakdale-based Imation rose 15 percent Tuesday, as the company beat Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations and outlined a turnaround strategy.February 1, 2011
  • St. Paul unveils electric fleet vehicle, charging stations
    The city of St. Paul, Mayor Chris Coleman and Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled an all-electric fleet vehicle on Tuesday, believed to be the first of its kind in the state.January 18, 2011
  • How Steve Jobs' leave of absence will affect Apple
    Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a second medical leave of absence in two years so he can focus on his health. We look at what impact that news may have on the future of Apple, from innovations to stock price.Midmorning, January 17, 2011
  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes medical leave
    Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a second medical leave of absence in two years so he can focus on his health.January 17, 2011
  • Lake County Internet project head denies connection to former employer's financial troubles
    The head of a non-profit putting together Lake County's high speed broadband network says financial problems at his former employer will have no effect on the Lake County project.December 22, 2010
  • Franken urges revamp of net rules
    Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota criticized a draft set of Internet traffic rules Friday, portraying the Federal Communications Commission proposal as a threat to unfettered access to online applications and content.December 10, 2010
  • Many Minnesotans cutting the cord and going cell only
    The traditional telephone is looking more and more like a dinosaur. Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are "cutting the cord" and dropping their landline phones and relying exclusively on cell phones.December 8, 2010
  • Jon Gordon on the Comcast DNS server outage
    Comcast customers in and around the Twin Cities, Chicago and Detroit should have had their internet access restored today. An outage that lasted about four hours last night kept people from getting online.December 6, 2010

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