Technology

Meet Vernie! Lego’s Newest Robot Invention

Fargo's Barnes & Noble is one of many locations given this new product to promote and share with visitors

FARGO, N.D. — Lego released a new set of bricks which is showing off its dance moves across the country.  Meet Vernie the Robot. Fargo’s Barnes and Noble is one of many locations given this new product to promote and share with visitors. Kids were shown what Vernie can do, how to use its app and create new parts. Vernie…

North Dakota Governor’s School Showcase Projects at NDSU

North Dakota Governor's School is a six week program for highly motivated North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Governor’s School is a six week program for highly motivated North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors. The program offers instruction and experience in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, English Studies, Information Technology, Laboratory Science, Mathematics and Visual Arts. The students have the chance to live on the NDSU campus and enjoy its amenities. The program…

Countdown is on for Opening of Sanford’s New Hospital

The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998

  FARGO, ND — Opening day is now just two weeks away. The nearly $500 million state-of-the-art Sanford Medical Center in south Fargo begins operating on July 25. That is the day staff will attend to their first patients in the new hospital The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998. Sanford…

Sen. Hoeven Moving Fargo Office Downtown

The office is accessible through the skyway system

FARGO, ND — Senator Hoeven says he wants to get closer to startups and the technology sector of Fargo. That is why he is moving his Fargo office downtown. Beginning Friday, his staff will be located at 123 Broadway North, on the second floor of the old Metro Drug building. The office is accessible through the skyway system. Hoeven’s Fargo…

Health Matters: The Newest Technology in Ambulances

An ambulance is capable of doing just about everything an emergency room can

HEALTH MATTERS — Most people don’t know what an ambulance looks like until they have to ride one. As technology moves forward, so does the care you can find in an ambulance. A Detroit Lakes paramedic with Essentia Health St. Mary’s helps us get familiar with the tools in this rescue rig. In what is often an already scary situation,…

Parents and Kids Get a Lesson on Mobile Device Safety

They looked at devices which help monitor kids when they're out of the house

FARGO, N.D. — Parents and kids in Fargo are learning how to use mobile technology to stay safe. Several BeMobile stores showed off wearable devices which parents can use to keep track of their kids when out of the house. Kids also got a few lessons about staying safe on the internet. Special guests from area EMS, police and fire…

New Bill Introduced in Minnesota Turns “Snow Days” into “School Days” for Students

Minnesota Legislators are hoping to replace snow days with 'e-learning' days

MINNESOTA — Students in Minnesota may want to take advantage of any upcoming snow days before they’re over with for good. Sleeping in, building snowmen or having play dates with friends is what usually comes to mind when we think of having snow days. Yet, students may be kissing these days goodbye as lawmakers in Minnesota are working on establishing…

BBB Risk Report: Scammers Target Younger Victims

It's consumer protection week and a new scam report may surprise you with who's at risk

NATIONAL — Scams come in all shapes and sizes but anyone can be a victim: including millennial. A new report shows that younger generations are being targeted. From swiping… “We hear romance scams are a big deal here.” said Heather Johnson, with the Better Business Bureau office in Fargo. …to selling and buying… “The millennial group is getting scammed more…

NASA Updates for the White Stuff

New Weather Technology Helps People See Snow From Space

Snow is something all of us in the Upper Midwest are used to in the winter. But how are researchers using it to help figure out our country’s water supply? “NASA’s Earth Observing Fleet has been at this for a long time,” explains NASA Scientist Dalia Kirschbaum. New ways to measure the winter white stuff are coming, thanks to scientists…

Technology and Golf Meet at PGA Seminar

Golfers discuss how technology can relate to various swing techniques

FARGO, N.D. — Sometimes teachers become the students again. The Dakota PGA Chapter hosted a teaching seminar for golf instructors. The workshop highlights new technologies coaches can use on their golfers. Examples include devices that track both your swing and how far the ball goes. Participants had the chance to be the test subject, so the group could figure techniques…