(Undated) -- Minnesota issued its first Amber Alert through the federal Wireless Emergency Alert system in a recent child abduction in Minneapolis. Bruce Gordon with the state Department of Public Safety says it's a new way to send warnings directly to cellphones in affected areas. In the case of an Amber Alert that warning was sent statewide -- because Gordon says you never know how far somebody might take an abducted child. He says not all cell phones have the ability to carry the alerts, but majority of the newer phones do. Gordon says to see if this is an option on your phone, check with your cell phone provider.