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'But Mom, everyone has a cellphone'

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A year ago, the locks on Darlene Haecker's door froze and her fifth-grader couldn't get into the house after school.

A neighbor happened to see the girl in tears and called Haecker at work. When she got home, the St. Paul mom headed straight to the mall to buy her two children cellphones.

"I told them we would never be in that situation again," Haecker said.

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