Sen. Al Franken expressed new concerns Thursday about how closely mobile phone companies track smart phone usage. He believes that companies may be tracking things such as the number of text messages a user receives and what phone numbers they dial.
'Stranger Things' star Joe Keery spotted at Minneapolis vintage shops
The Hollywood star is in Minnesota filming a new movie.
North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota
A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.
Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo
The victim's age and name have not been released.
Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says
Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.
Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver
The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.
MNGOP-endorsed candidate Walter Hudson calls for murder charges if people in restricted states travel for legal abortion
"Dick's Sporting Goods desperately wants to kill children," Hudson wrote in a tweet.
Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect
Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Franken 'still very troubled,' says Carrier IQ's response to phone privacy worries falls short
The Democrat says a software company has failed to address concerns about what information it's collecting from mobile phone users and how it's using that data.
Franken raises privacy concerns about Facebook's facial recognition
Sen. Al Franken wants Facebook to be more upfront about its facial recognition technology and how it plans to use it. Franken grilled a company executive at a Capitol Hill hearing. Facebook has an estimated 60 billion pictures of people, the world's largest photo database.
Sen. Franken among those cheering as AT&T scraps plan to merge with T-Mobile
In a statement, Franken said a merger of the cell phone giants would have resulted in "higher cell phone bills for Minnesotans, greatly reduced competition, the potential loss of thousands of jobs, and less innovation in technology."
Franken sponsors bill to help with heating costs
Sen. Al Franken says he is co-sponsoring a low-income energy assistance bill to help families pay their utility costs. Franken says funding has dropped despite high demand, adding he expects the measure to pass since both Republicans and Democrats get cold.
Franken pushing to standardize college financial aid forms
Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken, who sits on the Education Committee, says he'll work with the Obama administration to develop a Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to help students compare the cost of attending various colleges.
Sen. Franken to introduce Helping Homeowners Refinance Act
The legislation is meant to help homeowners refinance their mortgages to keep their homes and save money. Sen. Al Franken says "the federal government should be making it easier to refinance, not creating additional hurdles." The Minnesota Democrat plans to introduce the legislation on Monday.
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