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On The Street
December 2, 2015
Officer Gripne to share about Internet law, safety
Alexandria Police Officer Jim Gripne will give a presentation on Internet safety for children and Internet law on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran School in Alexandria. Since the digital world plays such an important role in the daily lives of students and children, it...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Minnesota Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of payday lending law
In a consumer protection case filed by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, the Minnesota Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of Minnesota's payday lending law when applied to out-of-state lenders that make loans to Minnesotans over the Internet. Swanson filed...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
American Solutions for Business named top Internet retailer
American Solutions for Business has been named one of the top business-to-business e-commerce companies by a collaboration of Internet Retailer magazine, B2BecommerceWorld.com and the B2BecNews newsletter. In its 2015 ranking, the group rated the top 300 manufacturers, wholesalers,...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
September 18, 2013
From books to broadband
The governor's task force on broadband held a meeting on September 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. The meeting began with a welcome by Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson and an Introducing Libraries presentation by Jennifer Nelson of the State Library...
September 18, 2013 - 6:35am
February 15, 2013
Bold budget request approved for county IT department
Douglas County commissioners took a virtual leap into the county's future on Tuesday at their county board meeting in Alexandria. After just two months on the job, new Internet Technology Director Brent Birkeland submitted a bold request to adjust the 2013 IT department budget for...
February 15, 2013 - 6:29am
May 8, 2012
Sen. Klobuchar seeks legislation to ban employers from getting Facebook passwords
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was at a Minneapolis computer store last week to announce that she will be cosponsoring federal legislation to prohibit an employer from requiring that a current or potential employee turn over the password to a Facebook or other private online account. ...
May 8, 2012 - 2:16pm
June 26, 2011
Your Legal Rights: Beware of Internet classified scams
While the Internet may offer convenience, it can also enable scam operators to defraud buyers and sellers. Fraudsters can use cheap technology and free classified services on advertisement websites such as craigslist.com or Ebay.com to dupe individuals looking to buy or sell items...
June 26, 2011 - 3:50pm
April 16, 2011
Klobuchar: Enhanced cyber security vital to economic, national security
Washington, D.C. - At a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing this week, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar called for improved cyber security measures in the United States to combat growing cyber threats and to safeguard critical technological infrastructure.
April 16, 2011 - 4:18pm
September 5, 2010
High-speed Internet service needed for rural Minnesota
Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet. Kerfoot told a high-speed Internet summit Tuesday that needed just two...
September 5, 2010 - 10:10am
August 24, 2010
Rural Minnesota waits for high-speed Internet
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet. Kerfoot told a high-speed Internet summit Tuesday that...
August 24, 2010 - 4:11pm
August 21, 2010
Hearing draws support for net neutrality, free speech online
It was standing room only at South High in Minneapolis on Thursday night, as more than 750 people turned out to show their support for Network Neutrality and free speech online. FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn listened to hours of public testimony about the future...
August 21, 2010 - 12:54pm
August 13, 2010
National broadband plan worries Gardonville telephone
Leaders from Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association met with Representative Torrey Westrom and Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen on July 28 to...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
BBB warns car shoppers about online dealer scam
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning car shoppers to beware of websites offering too-good-to-be-true deals on repossessed cars. The BBB has heard from people across the country who thought they were buying from a reputable dealer online but were...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Better Business Bureau launches service to protect online shoppers
The Better Business Bureau has partnered with Azigo, a leader in user-centric technologies, to launch a new online search tool designed to help consumers find businesses they can trust when they research and shop online. The BBB's Accredited Business Locator is powered by Azigo's...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
March 27, 2010
Rural communities get nearly $5 million for broadband development
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday $4.8 million to increase broadband access in rural communities across Minnesota. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities...
March 27, 2010 - 2:22pm