However, the Star Tribune reports it remains unclear whether the bill bans cell phone use only when passengers are in the cab, or at all times. Taxi companies say if it's at all times, they strongly oppose the rule.
2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash
Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.
15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested
A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.
3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights
Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.
Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire
Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.
Eden Prairie-based crypto company files for bankruptcy
The company operates crypto-mining centers.
1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash
The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.
School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo
None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.
Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting
Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium
Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube
Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.
Gunfire outside stadium halts Richfield/Kennedy football game
This is a developing story.
K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop
A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.
Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student
The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.
New Wisconsin law to ban young drivers from using cell phones
Starting Thursday, drivers with an instruction permit, probationary license or fewer than three years of driving experience will no longer be allowed to use a cell phone while behind the wheel, according to the Fond du Lac Reporter. Violations will cost drivers up to $40 dollars for the first offense and up to $100 for a subsequent offense. Minnesota also bans novice drivers from all cell phone usage while driving in the state.
NTSB urges all states to ban use of cell phones while driving
National transportation safety officials would like to see all state governments ban the use of cell phones in the driver's seat. One official called it "the new DUI." The recommendation comes after a deadly four-vehicle crash that investigators attribute to a driver who had sent 11 text messages in as many minutes just before the collision.
Wisconsin law bars new drivers from using cell phones
A new law takes effect in Wisconsin on Thursday that bans drivers with an instruction permit or probationary license from “using a cellular or other wireless telephone except to report an emergency.” The law is primarily aimed at teens, whose leading cause of death nationwide is traffic crashes, and distracted driving leads to many of those crashes, public safety officials say.
Franken bill would let users sue cell phone carriers
Current cell phone contracts often prohibit users from filing lawsuits. That means anyone with a complaint can only settle it through arbitration. Democratic Sens. Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal say that doesn't always give cell phone users enough protection.
U of M computer scientists find cell phone hackers can track your location
Your cellular network sends messages from their towers to your phone. Hackers - or law enforcement - can use those messages to keep track of where you are. The U of M researchers say they've let cell companies know and have suggested changes.
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