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Barnesville projects make it more attractive for businesses, workers

Barnesville projects make it more attractive for businesses, workers

BARNESVILLE, Minn. - Turn down most any street here and you’ll see crews boring into the pavement. They’re working on two projects that will bring natural gas and fiber optics to the community – something Karen Lauer, executive director of Barnesville’s Economic Development Authority, believes will make the city more attractive to new businesses.

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Drones find niche in local agriculture

Drones find niche in local agriculture

BIRD ISLAND, Minn. – Kyle VanOverbeke logs a flight pattern on a laptop computer and prepares to launch the latest weapon in agricultural production – a fixed-wing drone.

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Group works at training women to be web developers in Fargo

Group works at training women to be web developers in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Web development jobs pay well and are in high demand, but not many women are applying.

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Arthur Ventures sells stake in Minn. firm

FARGO, N.D. – Arthur Ventures, a Fargo-based venture capital firm, has sold its stake in Preventice, a Rochester, Minn.-based company that is a leader in the area of systems such as wireless patient monitoring.

ND attorney general joins letter urging FCC to allow call-blocking technology

ND attorney general joins letter urging FCC to allow call-blocking technology

BISMARCK – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has joined his counterparts in 38 other states in urging the Federal Communications Commission to allow phone carriers to use existing call-blocking technology to better protect their customers from unwanted telemarketing and scam calls.

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Verizon offers free iPhone 6 in return for 2-year contract, used phone

WASHINGTON - Verizon Communications will give subscribers who trade in an old iPhone a free iPhone 6 in exchange for a two-year contract, the country's largest wireless carrier announced hours after Apple Inc unveiled the widely anticipated device.

US states probe Home Depot data breach

US states probe Home Depot data breach

NEW YORK - At least five states have launched a joint probe into the data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc., even as the retailer works to determine the impact on its customers in the United States and Canada.

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Apple unveils two new iPhones, Watch and payment system

Apple unveils two new iPhones, Watch and payment system

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Inc. unveiled the "Apple Watch" alongside two new iPhones with sharper and larger displays on Tuesday, calling the wearable device the next chapter in its history.

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Minn. senator tours technology campus in Willmar

Minn. senator tours technology campus in Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. — One of the take-home messages for Minnesota Sen. Torrey Westrom during a campaign visit Monday to Kandiyohi County came halfway through a tour of the MinnWest Technology Campus.

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Home Depot confirms data breach at US, Canada stores

Home improvement retailer Home Depot on Monday confirmed its payment systems were breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores.

Goodwill says no Upper Midwest stores affected by data breach

Goodwill Industries said that none of its 44 Minnesota stores, nor any in the Upper Midwest, appear to have been involved in an 18-month-long data breach at some of its stores.

Home Depot stores may have been hit by breach, firm says

Home Depot stores may have been hit by breach, firm says

CHICAGO - Customer data could have been stolen from nearly all of Home Depot Inc's stores in the United States, according to new information released on Wednesday by security website KrebsonSecurity.

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Experts offer advice for making social media work

Experts offer advice for making social media work

FARGO, N.D. - Jay Baer’s hour-long keynote talk was witty, informative and engaging. But his message to marketers aiming to capitalize on the power of social media was summed up in a few words:

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SD tech school grads easily find jobs, get recruited

SD tech school grads easily find jobs, get recruited

MITCHELL, S.D. - Chandler Nelson walked into a job interview expecting a few extra credit points, but instead he took the first step toward a career.

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BBI launching UAS magazine and more biz news

gRAND FORKS, N.D. - BBI International is launching a new monthly magazine focused on the emerging unmanned aerial systems industry.

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