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Agreements Approved On Proposed $600 Million Data Center Near Twin Cities

The center could create 50 jobs will annual wages totaling $4 million

BECKER, MN — Agreements between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for a $600 million data center in Becker, Minnesota have been approved. Google is weighing plans to build the center on land next to Xcel’s Sherco power plant. Becker Mayor Tracy Bertram told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday the project would help her community transition away from a…

Tech Tip Today: Google Advanced Search

Get more bang for your Google buck with these tips

  Google search is a fabulous service but sometimes it can be challenging to find exactly what you are looking for. If you want to narrow down your search results, try using Google’s Advanced Search feature, which is hidden in the bottom right corner under Settings. Here you can find pages that match specific search criteria. For example, Find pages…

Google Threatens to Block YouTube App from Amazon’s Fire Stick

The two companies have been at each other's throats over streaming and product services

  NATIONAL — The feud between Google and Amazon is heating up. The two companies have been at each other’s throats over streaming and product services. Google is announcing they are pulling YouTube from some Amazon devices after Amazon is refusing to sell many Google products on its website. But the wrath of Google is far from gone. Company officials…

Love YouTube? Google to Hire 10,000 Employees for Video Screening

Get ready to apply for the job of your dreams

  NATIONAL — Are you obsessed with watching YouTube videos? Then get ready to apply for the job of your dreams. YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, says the company is working to clean up its act by hiring more than 10-thousand people to screen videos for appropriate content. Last month, YouTube added screening measures on “YouTube Kids” after some reports of…

Google Responds After Employee Distributes Sexist Manifesto

Google's Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages

  INTERNATIONAL — Google executives are responding after a male employee writes and distributes a self-proclaimed manifesto, saying men have a “higher drive for status” than women workers. Google’s Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages. He goes on to condemn the essay, which had been circulating throughout the company for…

Sanford Urges Awareness of FAA Drone Regulations

Drone sightings near Sanford Health MedAir helicopters in Fargo, Sioux Falls

FARGO, ND — Anyone can buy a drone. It’s as simple as going on Amazon and having it delivered to your doorstep the next day. While it can be easy to get them in your hands, not everyone knows the rules. It’s posing a threat for some pilots. “There’s a 400–foot rule whether you’re doing it commercially or for your…

The Most Misspelled Words by State: We’re Wondering About Wisconsin

Google takes their information based on "how to spell" searches

NATIONAL — With students all over the country participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Google has released its list of America’s most misspelled words by state. Google takes their information based on “how to spell” searches. North Dakota’s most misspelled word is “Dilemma” and Minnesota’s most misspelled word is “Beautiful”. The most popular words misspelled in 2017 were “Pneumonia”…