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Grand Forks

Grand Forks: Welcome to UAV Central

It seems that the city of Grand Forks has succeeded in placing itself at the center of the unmanned aircraft business. This is great news for the region’s economy. MPR: Unmanned aircraft systems are becoming big business. It’s estimated the Department of Defense will spend as much as $80 billion on unmanned aircraft in the […]

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Music

Britney in Grand Forks

Last Saturday night Casey and I attended the Britney Spears Circus tour at its stop in Grand Forks. It was quite¬†the experience, and easily one of the city’s biggest events of the year. I’m glad we were able to see Britney once, but I don’t think I’d go again if she came back to town […]

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North Dakota

Is North Dakota the Recession’s Big Winner?

Last night, Marketplace had a great story about the strength of North Dakota’s economy in this recession. In short, our state is thriving right now: What is happening is a combination of planning and luck that’s left the state with something rare these days: a $700 million budget surplus and a big fat tax cut. […]

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Apple

The iPhone on Verizon: Break My Heart Again, Apple

More Apple rumors say we can expect a Verizon compatible iPhone to be announced in June 2009.

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Fitness

2:04:59

Two hours, four minutes, and 59 seconds – That’s my official finish time for the Fargo half marathon last Saturday. Here are the complete statistics: time: 2:04:59 gun time: 2:10:15 10 k: 56:57 pace: 9:33 overall place: 1948 out of 4371 division place: 179 out of 272 gender place: 1098 out of 1726 As you […]

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Fun

Running the Fargo Half Marathon

Tomorrow morning at 8am I will start my first ever half marathon in Fargo. One year ago I ran in Fargo’s 5K fun run, and since then I’ve been able to keep training and improve my speed and distance. Witnessing the start of last year’s Fargo Marathon was a great experience, so I’m ready and […]

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Apple

Steve Jobs Still Hates North Dakota

Well, another Worldwide Developers Conference kicked-off and another Stevenote wrapped up. The announcements were pretty well covered in the previous week by the Apple rumor squad, the *big one being the release of the iPhone 3G next month (July 2008). Among other things, It has a faster connection, built-in GPS, and a price tag that […]

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Fun

My Results From the Fargo Marathon 5K Fun Run

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to participate in the 5K fun run/walk portion of the Fargo Marathon. I had never witnessed the start of a marathon before, so it was very inspiring to see thousands of people begin their 26.2 mile trek across the city of Fargo, including my friend (and former supervisor), John […]

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Politics

Barack and Hillary Coming to Grand Forks

Things are pretty exciting here in Grand Forks right now. Several weeks ago we found out that Senator Barack Obama will be speaking at the North Dakota Democratic Convention on April 4th. Then we found out yesterday that Hillary Clinton was feeling left out, and decided to make an appearance later that night. I can’t […]

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Wireless

Grand Forks Finally has High Speed Mobile Internet (EV-DO)!

I received a very nice surprise when I opened my Razr phone this morning and saw the little “EV” symbol instead of the usual “1x” one. At some point in the last 12 hours or so, Verizon Wireless silently enabled their BroadbandAccess (EV-DO) network for the Grand Forks area. Word has it that it’s also […]