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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Eagan City Council will host a special hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to discuss a new set of potential Comcast fees.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us An outcry over unexpected Comcast fees has prompted the Eagan City Council to schedule a special hearing on Tuesday to shed light on the matter. Earlier this month, a number of Comcast customers in Eagan and other Twin Cities communities received a notification announcing that the company is upgrading its network to an "all-digital platform". Because of the upgrade, users may need a new digital converter or other equipment to continue receiving their current television channels, the notice said. The notice prompts subscribers to order a digital adapter for un-upgraded TVs for a monthly fee of $1.99 per adapter. That isn't sitting well with …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Eagan resident Shelley Piehl Shearer has created an online garage sale group on Facebook. She claims it's safer than Craigslist and less competitive than eBay.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Shelley Piehl Shearer is no stranger to the world of online shopping. While living in Las Vegas, she and her husband made a living tracking down collectible or marketable items from garage sales, auctions and through friends and then reselling those items online at popular auction website eBay. But eBay's allure began to fade in 2007, Shearer said, as competition grew and the economy began to crumble. And when Shearer moved to Eagan in 2009, she began looking for another way to satisfy her drive to shop and sell online. Enter Facebook. In recent years, Shearer said, more and more families have been turning to the power of the world's largest social …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Lakeville Editor Derrick Williams has challenged Eagan readers to a duel. May the best Patch win.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter When he's not editing Lakeville Patch, my dastardly co-worker Derrick Williams is busy hatching evil schemes to take over the world. Don't believe me? Check out his latest post: "Help Me Destroy My Co-Workers: 'Like' Lakeville Patch on Facebook." Sure, he's only asking you to like his Facebook page. It seems straightforward and innocent. But I assure you that this is only the tip of his villainous iceberg. Derrick is like Brain from the old "Pinky and the Brain" cartoon, constantly plotting and rubbing his hands together like the evil genius he is. Unopposed, he's a threat to the free world and all the principles of democracy. Unopposed, he will steal …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Before letting your kids dive head-first into the world of social media, it's important to first get a basic understanding of the technology at play.
Editor's Note: This article was written by Laura Davis. When my son was almost 13, he wanted to join Facebook. Before allowing it, I signed up myself in order to understand how it worked and to provide some guidance related to his use of the social network phenomenon. Once I gained a basic understanding, I allowed him to sign up for Facebook subject to some basic guidelines which have evolved over the past two years into the following: These limits have worked well for us. I imagine some kids might not need rules while others might need more rigid ones. As parents, we cannot make that decision, however, without first having a basic understanding of the technology, which is evolving almost faster than we can keep up with it. I suspect that …
Monday, November 29, 2010
A few stolen cars, a female harassed on Facebook and graffiti are among items on the Nov. 22-25 bi-weekly blotter.
Cops stopped a male driver and a female passenger that were in a stolen vehicle Nov. 23 on the 1300 block of Town Centre Drive. Police found drugs inside the car. Both the male and female suspects were charged with fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property. A hot tub was vandalized on the 4000 block of Magnetite Point Nov. 22. Vandals allegedly entered the backyard and turned off the power to the hot tub heater, which caused it to freeze up. A male suspect allegedly tried to cash stolen checks at the TCF Bank on the 3300 block of Denmark Avenue Nov. 22. The back window was smashed out of a vehicle on the 3300 block of Denmark Avenue Nov. 22. Nothing appeared to be stolen out of the vehicle. A …