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Cell phone 'kill switch' bill signed into law in Minnesota

Law requires all connected devices sold in the state to be equipped with antitheft software.

By May 14, 2014


Minnesota company cashing in on Steve Jobs' turtlenecks?

A Minnesota company called Knitcraft, according to several reports, claims that Steve Jobs was "a fan" of its $175 turtlenecks. However, after revelations that they were made by Issey Miyake, the company backtracks.

By October 16, 2011


Radically innovative speakers from Minnesota?

Magnepan's flat-panel speaker technology continues to evolve, and the company is just about to launch its smallest-ever speaker, the 14-inch-tall Mini Maggie.

By August 3, 2011


Minnesota Twins stadium to recycle rainwater

The new Target Field claims to be first sports venue to use purified rain for upkeep and irrigation, asserting that it will reduce ball club's water consumption by 50 percent.

By January 13, 2010


Minnesota orders ISPs to blacklist gambling sites

Public Safety bureaucracy gives AT&T, Comcast, and other broadband providers a 7-page document detailing what Web sites must be blocked.

By May 1, 2009


Minnesota Senate fight continues on YouTube

As Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman continue their battle for Minnesota's open Senate seat, Coleman is bringing the rest of the GOP on YouTube to raise money.

By February 19, 2009


Minnesota town tells Google Maps to get lost

Private city tells the Internet search giant that no trespassing means no trespassing. City images are shortly thereafter removed from its Street View service.

By June 1, 2008


Court upholds ban on Minnesota video game law

State wanted to fine kids under 17 who purchased games with mature or adults-only rating. A district court rejected the law, and now an appeals court agrees.

By March 17, 2008


Minnesota woman to appeal $220,000 RIAA award

Jammie Thomas announces she will challenge federal jury's decision that making files available online violates copyright.

By October 8, 2007


Minnesota woman who owes RIAA $220,000 calls sum 'ridiculous'

In interview, Jammie Thomas, the woman ordered to pay unprecedented damages to record industry for file sharing, said it was nearly impossible to prove her innocence and suggested she would accept financial help.

By October 5, 2007