Technology

Navy Awards $17 Million Contract To Grand Forks Company

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR)–  Sen. John Hoeven announcing a $17 million contract has been awarded to Ideal Aerosmith of Grand Forks by the Navy. The company will build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor systems in Grand Forks. “And they’re developing new capabilities for ISR; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, that will enable our special operators when…

Senator Tina Smith hopes Minnesota will lead in renewable energy

"As we think about what direction we're going with renewable fuels and clean energy, we can either lead or we can follow."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith is discussing plans to get Minnesota ahead in helping the nation lead through clean energy. Her plans involve getting the state to lead in a clean energy transition using renewable energy. Smith says the transition will help with the creation of jobs as well as helping keep utility prices stable, while also creating further…

Sixth graders conduct Lunar Landing Science Experiment

"We call it our Mars Lander. Our students are combining three different units together. We have engineering design, forces in motion and our astronomy unit."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Ben Franklin Middle School students are hoping to stick an excellent landing as they conduct a lunar science experiment. To keep the tradition alive, sixth grade Science teacher, Mr. Rodney Volk is celebrating the school’s 20th year conducting the Lunar Landing Science experiment with students. “We call it our Mars Lander. Our students are combining three…

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…