Technology

Fargo Public Schools tests new security system for visitors

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Public Schools is testing out new security measures to keep students and staff safe. Lewis & Clark and Lincoln Elementary Schools are piloting a new system called Raptor Technologies. The technology replaces the paper and pencil sign-in system currently in place. Visitors will use their driver’s license or state ID to sign in electronically. The…

WATCH: MN Governor Walz update on COVID-19 prevention

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz will join Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) Commissioner Tarek Tomes and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann to unveil a new technology available to Minnesotans to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News, Moorhead Tags: COVID-19, governor tim walz, minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health, Technology

Fargo Air Museum provides STEAM workshops to families in the metro

The museum offers two free camps a month and one paid STEAM Camp.

FARGO, N.D.- STEAM Camp at the Fargo Air Museum provides kids in the metro the opportunity to enhance skills for a variety of careers. Kids and families were able to work with wood, electronics, and aviation technology. The museum offers two free camps a month and one paid STEAM Camp. The camp usually sees 10 to 15 kids per class,…

David Zibolski Talks Goals And Possible Challenges If Selected As Police Chief

The Fargo City Commission will meet on Monday to decide if Zibolski will become the next police chief.

FARGO, N.D.- David Zibolski has accomplished a number of goals serving as the Police Chief of the Beloit, Wisconsin Police Department since 2016. He says he’s ready for new opportunities in a larger department. “We’re very impressed with the city, its operations, its staff, its personnel, the police department and the community and I thought it would be a great…

Essentia Health Continues To See Spikes In Virtual Visits Since Rolling It In Mid March

They were originally set to start in April.

FARGO, N.D. – Before the pandemic began, Essentia officials say they already had a plan to roll out virtual visits. They were set to start in April for patients with particular chronic illnesses like Depression and Anxiety. Because of the Coronavirus, they managed to make it happen by March. Essentia rolled virtual visits out initially to ambulatory clinics, and then…

Governor Doug Burgum Lays Out His Budget For The 2021 To 2023 Biennium

The guidelines vary between 85 to 95 percent of the current adjusted base.

NORTH DAKOTA – The governor focused on embracing telework and technology, investing in process improvement and analyzing vacant positions. He asked state agencies to focus on goals and outcomes, and to think strategically on how they can reinvent existing processes to create more value for citizens. “If you’re a smaller agency with less than a $5 million adjusted base budget,…

Realtors Use Technology To Connect With Clients Amid COVID-19

Technology has played a key role in helping realtors keep business going.

FARGO, N.D.- Aspire Realty in Fargo is used to showing 15 to 25 houses a week and selling about 11 houses a month. “Through the month of March, business was really good, but coming into April and now as we’re seeing a massive increase in the numbers of positive cases, we’re starting to slow down tremendously,” says Katherine Kiernan, the…

Digi-Key Electronics Addresses Its Role During Coronavirus Outbreak

Company officials say the company's products are in high demand by those on the front lines of diagnosing and treating COVID-19

MINNESOTA — One of the region’s biggest employers, Digi-Key Electronics, says it has no plans to close its doors due to the important role it plays during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials say the company’s products are in high demand by those on the front lines of diagnosing and treating COVID-19. The company says although they’re not closing, they are taking…

Burgum Announces Relocation of 3D Printer Business to Fargo

LulzBot will fill the vacant building at 1001 25th St. N.

FARGO, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum announced that operations for the popular LulzBot brand of 3D printers is being relocated to Fargo. The business, founded in 2011, was acquired by Fargo Additive Manufacturing Equipment 3D LLC (FAME 3D) in November. LulzBot will fill the vacant building at 1001 25th St. N where the former corporate headquarters for Vanity clothing resided. Gov. Burgum…

Microsoft partners with Emerging Prairie on Grand Farm

They hope to be in production by 2025.

FARGO, N.D.- Microsoft President Brad Smith announced that the company is investing 1.5 million dollars to help bring “Grand Farm” to life. “It is a venture that is bringing people from across this community who will connect with the world,” says The President of Microsoft, Brad Smith Grand farm is an idea that is being led by Emerging Prairie to…