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  • Rural broadband projects a boon for Duluth
    Three broadband projects will connect through Duluth -- increasing Duluth's total fiber communications capacity and creating new redundancies that can help prevent future phone and internet outages.September 2, 2010
  • Broadband summit asks how to close rural digital divide
    A new survey out this week shows that a majority of rural Minnesotans have access to faster Internet connections. But a digital divide remains, and age and income are key factors that define it.August 24, 2010
  • To be, or not to be, connected
    Computers and mobile devices have in many ways made our lives easier, but some would argue they also hinder our ability to focus, maintain relationships, and find true fulfillment. Author William Powers says we don't have to give up on technology to find the right balance in our lives.Midmorning, August 13, 2010
  • Feds give $40M to Minn. companies for rural broadband
    Five rural Minnesota telephone systems will be splitting more than $40 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to expand access to broadband internet.August 4, 2010
  • Hutchinson Tech to trim costs, cut more jobs
    Disk-drive components maker Hutchinson Technology says it is cutting costs by $25 million. The company said it expects to cut 80 jobs in Minnesota.July 27, 2010
  • Wireless companies to roll out higher-speed data service
    Major wireless companies are all rolling out higher-speed data services for smart phones and portable computers as more customers use their phones to check e-mail, surf the web, watch video and use social media sites, and the Twin Cities market may be next.July 20, 2010
  • Google says Beijing renews China license
    Google on Friday said Beijing has renewed the license it needs to continue operating a website in China, securing the search giant's foothold in the world's biggest Internet market despite tensions over censorship.July 9, 2010
  • New technologies help crack old cases
    Law enforcement agencies have put more focus on solving cold cases in recent years, in part because new technology has made it possible to solve old crimes. Sgt. Anita Muldoon heads up the cold case unit at the St. Paul Police Department and she joined Cathy Wurzer this morning by phone.July 2, 2010
  • Conficker and the evolution of computer viruses
    A mysterious computer virus known as Conficker was spotted two years ago and since then cyber security experts around the world have united to figure out what the attack was all about and what it might mean for the future.Midmorning, June 10, 2010
  • Report: Minnesota a leading state in med-tech industry
    A report from a national trade group confirms Minnesota's role as one of the leading states in the medical technology industry.June 9, 2010
  • St. Paul teacher charged with making child porn now being sued by lawyer known for clergy abuse cases
    A former St. Paul special education teacher charged with producing child pornography now faces a lawsuit filed by the Twin Cities attorney who has made a career out of suing the Catholic Church over clergy sex abuse allegations.May 26, 2010
  • Surveillance society
    Security cameras survey public areas, such as where we withdraw money, where we shop and where we wait for buses or trains. But where does it cross the line from protecting the public to invading one's privacy?Midmorning, May 19, 2010
  • History, in 140 characters or less
    The Library of Congresss has acquired Twitter's entire archive of public tweets. Will future historians learn anything of substance from them? Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens tackles that question and other tech topics.Midmorning, May 14, 2010
  • Qwest business customers lose service
    Qwest says a significant, but as-yet-undetermined number of its business customers lost Internet service for about an hour this morning.May 5, 2010
  • Lawmakers aim for universal broadband access by 2015
    Minnesota's new broadband law aims to give every resident access to a high-speed internet connection by 2015, but missing from the law signed last week by Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a way to foot the bill.May 4, 2010

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