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School district investigating data release on 'most' of its 18,000 students
August 18, 2017 - 8:57am
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — South Washington County Schools apologized and launched an investigation Thursday, Aug. 17 after personal and transportation...
Senator Helps Break Ground on Midco’s Tier III Data Center
August 15, 2017 - 2:02pm
FARGO – Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on Midco’s new Tier III data center in Fargo. The $12 million facility is expected...
Pentagon may allow military bases to shoot down threatening drones
August 14, 2017 - 9:35am
The Pentagon has approved policy that allows military bases to defend themselves against invasive and threatening unmanned aircraft, including...
Polaris issues recall for Scrambler ATV
August 10, 2017 - 10:56am
MEDINA, Minn. — Polaris is urging owners of their Scrambler ATVs to not ride them until repairing a flaw that could cause the vehicle’s throttle...
Phone scammers target region, threaten arrest by Marshals Service
August 8, 2017 - 9:00am
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Scammers have been phoning residents from Moorhead to the Fergus Falls, Minn., area, claiming they are from the U.S. Marshals...
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...