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Firefighters test new unmanned water rescue drone in Lake Superior
August 2, 2017 - 9:33am
DULUTH, Minn.—Two Duluth firefighters floated in Lake Superior on Tuesday, waiting to be rescued, but it wasn't a human in a boat coming to...
Chip implants aim to make work easier for 50 employees at this company
August 2, 2017 - 9:24am
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — With a disinfecting swipe and a quick two seconds to implant, Sam Bengtson had access to his computer, cell phone, credit...
The tech to expect: How technology is changing architecture
August 1, 2017 - 12:01pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Advances in technology are transforming the practice of architecture, and the pace of change is accelerating. During recent...
Fargo-based virtual reality firm launches 360-degree interactive experiences
July 27, 2017 - 11:01am
Fargo – Fargo-based virtual reality firm Be More Colorful® wants the world to see North Dakota in all its 360-degree, fully interactive glory....
Fond du Lac Band to invest $8 million in broadband network
July 27, 2017 - 9:54am
With help from a couple of federal grants, crews soon will begin installing a new high-speed fiber-optic system at a cost of more than $8 million...
Foxconn to announce new U.S. manufacturing plant: source
July 26, 2017 - 3:25pm
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn will announce plans to build a multi-billion dollar flat panel screen plant in Wisconsin at a White...
Caterpillar smashes profit estimates, raises 2017 forecast again
July 25, 2017 - 8:53am
Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) smashed Wall Street's profit estimates and raised its full-year forecast for the second time, driven by improving demand...
As deadline for fiber-optic project nears, 1 Minn. county could lose out
July 12, 2017 - 9:24am
WILLMAR, Minn. — A fiber-optic line to bring high-speed internet service to northwestern Kandiyohi County is in jeopardy, and another Minnesota...
ND National Guard sets up units to help state agencies, businesses defend against cyber attacks
July 12, 2017 - 8:36am
FARGO — In the near future, North Dakota businesses and government agencies victimized by computer viruses and other cybersecurity threats...
11th annual UAS Summit and Expo planned for Aug. 21-23
July 11, 2017 - 11:20am
GRAND FORKS - The 11th Annual UAS Summit and Expo is set for Aug. 21-23 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. With premiere UAS professionals...
Q/A: Dave Hambleton, Grand Sky program manager and site lead for Northrop Grumman Corp.
July 10, 2017 - 12:06pm
What does your position at Northrop Grumman entail? I’m Northrop Grumman’s Grand Sky program manager and site lead. Essentially, this...
Minot commits to a promising new UAS initiative
July 10, 2017 - 9:16am
It’s no secret that the future of economic growth in our communities lies in innovation, bold thinking and grabbing hold of promising ideas...
Microsoft plans to cut 'thousands' of jobs: source
July 6, 2017 - 2:24pm
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) plans to cut "thousands" of jobs, with a majority of them outside the United States, a person familiar with the matter...
UAS official leaving Grand Forks Economic Develop Corp.
July 6, 2017 - 2:11pm
A Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp. employee who oversees growth in the unmanned aircraft sector is resigning. Terry Sando, the EDC's...
Mars colony growing on North Dakota prairie
July 5, 2017 - 8:47am
Mars is famously known to be a red planet, but the UND rugby field just off Interstate 29 in Grand Forks is downright green.