Technology

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…

Doosan Bobcat Opens A New Office Right In The Heart Of Downtown Fargo

The new office is called "The Studio"

FARGO, N.D-  The office space is on two floors of the historic Black Building on Broadway. The data innovation center brings together engineers and innovation and marketing specialists. Doosan Bobcat wants to co–develop technologies and integrate them back into its products and services. ” We needed a space to be able to collaborate better, to be able to enable these…

Sen. Hoeven’s State of Technology Conference Stresses Agriculture and Technology Intersection

The 9th annual conference highlighted the work of more than 70 entrepreneurs

FARGO, N.D. — Tech companies from agriculture, cyber security, elderly care backgrounds and more are sharing their work at Sen. John Hoeven’s 2019 State of Technology Conference. The event stresses the importance of converging agriculture and technology. Some say that integration should start with young people. “Working together with our universities, with our community colleges, even with our high schools,…

Gov. Burgum Announces Emerging Digital Academy at TEDxFargo

It will teach students coding and technology skills

FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum made a big announcement at TEDxFargo. It’s designed to help get people ready for today’s workforce. Burgum says $200,000 of federal funding will go towards starting Emerging Digital Academy. It will teach high school graduates how to code and other technology skills. The governor says this is a great way to fill technology jobs…

“Operation Intern” Offers Matching Funds To North Dakota Employers

Employers can receive up to $4,000 in matching funds by taking on high school and college interns

BISMARCK, ND — If you have a business in North Dakota and need some help this summer you might want to check into “Operation Intern” from the state Department of Commerce. Employers can receive up to $4,000 in matching funds by taking on high school and college interns. The program’s primary focus is employers in energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism…

NDSU Students Present Projects on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The banquet will feature a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are showing off their projects on agricultural and biosystems engineering. About 20 projects are presented at the Agricultural Technology Expo. It’s a science fair–style event, and there are topics ranging from irrigation to new machinery. This is the 71st year the expo has been held. The expo banquet will feature Ed Schafer, former North Dakota governor…

Precision Planting’s Winter Conference Showcases Latest Farming Technology

There were sessions on fertility, pest management, and selecting seeds

FARGO, N.D. — About 400 farmers from across the Midwest and Canada gathered at Precision Planting’s Winter Conference. One farmer, Jason Siegert, reflects on all the changes in the field. “What we’ve seen in my lifetime— I mean to go out with a planter that used to be 12 rows and manually set everything and you’re steering it and watching every…

Gov. Doug Burgum Gives 2019 State of the State Address

His priorities include agriculture, technology, education, etc.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum gives his 2019 State of the State address to the 66th Legislative Assembly. It was 130 years ago when North Dakota was officially recognized as a state, thanks to President Benjamin Harrison. It grew rapidly over the first four years but then things took a turn. “Our population shrank from 1930 all the way to…

Essentia Health Gives Firsthand Look at New Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit

The new unit doesn't just look and feel brand new but the extra bed space and the upgraded technology helps better serve their patients

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Staff are getting their first look at the new Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit within the hospital on 32nd Avenue in Fargo. “People come to Fargo. It’s a destination to come here for this hospital and we want to always provide the best for them,” said Cindy Jorud, the Director of the ICU Cardiac and Immediate…

Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Hoeven Host State of Technology Conference

The conference highlighted technological innovations in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Leaders from the technology world gather at the State of Technology conference hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven. “This is the third wave of North Dakota’s growth and development. Number one, agriculture, number two, energy, number three tech entrepreneurship, and when we’re as well–known nationally and beyond, for tech entrepreneurship as we…