E-Pulltabs Finally Gaining Ground in Minnesota

Although electronic pulltabs may never provide the revenue once counted on to help build the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, they have quietly begun to do much better than when first launched. Minnesota Public Radio News reports new games and better technology are drawing in more players at venues across the state...

  • Sen. Franken Proponent of Net Neutrality, Criticizes Sen. Cruz for Comment

    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says when it comes to net neutrality, if it's not broke why fix it? The Democratic Senator appeared on CNN State of the Union Sunday morning to talk about net neutrality, which he is a proponent of. Franken says staying with the current system prevents faster internet speeds to those who can afford it, keeping a level playing field between well established and startup businesses...

  • Microsoft Surpasses Exxon as 2nd Most Valuable Company

    The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc. Under new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has worked to overcome its reputation as a clumsy behemoth struggling to keep up with new tech trends and consumer habits...

  • MNsure call center worker Yusuf Abdi fields calls from customers as open enrollment began for Minnesota's health insurance exchange Saturday. MNsure Leader Says System Off to Successful Start

    Minnesota's health insurance exchange is up and running and enrolling people in coverage on the first weekend of open enrollment. MNsure's executive director, Scott Leitz, told reporters the system got off to a successful start Saturday morning without any major issues that they're aware of...

  • This image released by the European Space Agency ESA Thursday Nov. 13, 2014 was taken by Philae's down-looking descent ROLIS imager when it was about 40 meters (131 feet) above the surface of Comet 67P. Comet Lander Starts Drilling but Batteries a Worry

    Good news: the spacecraft that landed on a comet has begun drilling below the surface to see what secrets the celestial body can reveal. Bad news: Scientists at the European Space Agency that launched the historic mission still don't know exactly where the lander is on the comet...

  • In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook's Privacy Update: 5 Things to Know

    Facebook is once again trying to simplify its privacy policy, largely to address criticisms that it's too complex and lengthy for the average user. Laid out with illustrations into short subsections, the new policy explains what types of information Facebook collects and how it uses the data. The new policy is 70 percent shorter than the old one...

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