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Minnesota company’s drone beer delivery is a no-no, FAA says

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Minnesota beer maker wants drones to help anglers remotely replenish their stocks of beer, but the government is saying no.

For now.

The Federal Aviation Administration informed Lakemaid Beer that it currently prohibits small businesses from …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Northwood couple self-publish their first novels

September 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NORTHWOOD Self-publishing an e-book wasn’t at the top of Lorinda and Guy Donovan’s bucket lists. In fact, writing a book wasn’t on their list at all. But when they quit their jobs in the film industry and moved from Los Angeles to Northwood for Guy’s new job with the federal government, the Donovans longed to do something creative again. Continue Reading

Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire

September 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Amazon is updating its Kindle Fire tablet computer as it steps up competition with Apple’s iPad. It will cost $159, down from $199 for the old model. It will start shipping Sept. 14. Continue Reading

Target phasing out Amazon’s Kindle

May 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said Wednesday that the decision to stop selling Kindles this spring came after an “ongoing review” of Target’s merchandise that evaluates quality and prices of the chain’s offerings.
The Minneapolis-based retailer started selling Kindles two years ago. Continue Reading

Steamatic provides Amazon.com with more than just cleaning

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

This article is submitted by the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp.For more information about the EDC, visit www.grandforks.org.When Amazon.com was expanding its Grand Forks footprint last summer, an old manufacturing building needed to be converted into an office complex.
Marcus Benoit’s Steamatic team converged on the site and within 10 days finished removing dust from ceilings, walls, floors and air ducts; sanitizing surfaces; and deep cleaning every square inch to ready the building for a new mission. Continue Reading

REVIEW: Kindle Fire looks nice, but $199 price comes with sacrifice

November 16, 2011 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK (AP) – The Kindle was always an odd product name. Amazon used a verb to name a thing, raising the question: Kindle what? Now we have the answer: Kindle Fire.
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REVIEW: Kindle Fire Sacrifices to Get Under $200

November 14, 2011 in WDAZ

NEW YORK (AP) The Kindle was always an odd product name. Amazon used a verb to name a thing, raising the question: Kindle what? Now we have the answer: Kindle Fire.
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Conn. gets tough with Amazon, pushing on with tax

October 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Connecticut officials are not giving up on requiring Internet sellers to collect state sales taxes, despite signs from online retailer Amazon.com that it has no immediate plans to abide by the state’s new Internet tax law. Continue Reading

Amazon shows off new digs

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Company says it will hire more than 200 by end of 2012Amazon showed off its second customer service building in the Grand Forks Industrial Park, an expansion officials say will bring more than 200 new full-time jobs to town. Continue Reading

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Ribbon Cut on Amazon’s South Grand Forks Expansion

September 28, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – People got the chance to see inside the new Amazon building at a ceremony in Grand Forks on Wednesday. Continue Reading