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Friends of the BWCA requests Supreme Court review of cell tower ruling

July 20, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to review a Court of Appeals decision in the organization’s lawsuit against AT&T over the company’s proposed cell tower near Ely. Continue Reading

Verizon plans new Mitchell tower

March 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Verizon Wireless is seeking approval to construct a new 159-foot cellular phone tower in Mitchell. Continue Reading

PUC finds fraudulent access to South Dakotans’ wireless phone accounts

January 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has learned of incidents involving fraudulent access of private wireless phone accounts and urges consumers to apply additional security measures to protect their accounts. Continue Reading

Cell phone ban for commercial drivers takes effect

January 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The new year has begun with a new federal law prohibiting commercial vehicle drivers from the use of hand-held mobile phones, stemming from an announcement made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in November. Continue Reading

Verizon to charge $2 fee for online, mobile payments

December 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Verizon Wireless, the country’s largest cellphone company, is introducing a $2 fee for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards. Continue Reading

NTSB recommendation: No texting, no cell phone talking while drivine, period

December 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) Texting, emailing or using a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed anywhere, federal safety investigators declared Tuesday, recommending that all states impose a total ban except for emergencies. Continue Reading

Outage hits AT&T wireless customers in central SD

December 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A cut Century Link fiber optic line is blamed for an outage that affected AT&T wireless customers in central South Dakota.
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Guide to winter survival kits

November 14, 2011 in DL-Online

Highway Patrol sergeant: Cell phone vital piece of gear for winter traveling, but you need more
Just as important are the food, water, tools and extra clothing that every vehicle should have as part of a winter survival kit, a North Dakota Highway Patrol sergeant says. Continue Reading

Distracted driving patrol is today, local law urges drivers to focus on driving

April 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR You’re thoroughly enjoying that juicy burger after a long day (never mind that the ketchup just dripped on your shirt). Listening to the radio, thinking about what has to be done tomorrow. Then your cell phone rings. You set your drink down, lunge for the phone – and CRASH! Continue Reading

Companies required to report cell phone locations

March 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that orders cell phone companies to tell police about a phone’s location during an emergency. Continue Reading