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Cultivating his vision

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Dustin John doesn’t know anything about pursuing a patent, but he thinks it might be time to learn after he designed and built from scratch a trench filler that attaches to the front end of a skid loader.

John, 16, and a soon-to-…continue reading on

Woonsocket company develops tool to clean ag air filters

October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

WOONSOCKET — The adage that necessity is the mother of invention definitely proved true in the case of a Woonsocket company that’s growing a business with international potential.

“I guess I just saw a need,” said Shawn Peterson, 44, dev…continue reading on

SB produces a winner

January 3, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Buerkley invention an IDEA finalist

March 7, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Don and Sandra Buerkley of Park Rapids are among the seven finalists for this year’s IDEA competition, their America Log Maker capturing the judges’ nod. Continue Reading

In SD: Plenty of jobs, not enough workers

February 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Job seekers who walk into one of the 700 recruitment centers run by the Manpower company around the United States soon may be asked a question that has nothing to do with their professional qualifications: “How do you feel about moving to South Dakota?” Continue Reading

Bipartisan bill would spur innovation, competitiveness, say authors

February 5, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Scott Brown (R-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation this week that they say would help revitalize America’s innovative edge and ability to compete in the global economy. Continue Reading&

Commentary: Government as innovator

January 31, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Disregard Barack Obama’s rhetorical cotton candy about aspiring to be transformative. He is just another practitioner of reactionary liberalism and champion of a government unchastened by its multiplying failures.
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Klobuchar calls for national innovation agenda

January 18, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

At an “Innovation Summit” attended by hundreds at the University of Minnesota today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met with business leaders and policy experts to discuss public and private strategies that would revitalize America’s innovative edge and ability to compete in the global economy. Continue Reading

Tech tour reveals secrets to job growth

January 13, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar came to the Alexandria Technical and Community College Wednesday after she found out how successful the college has been in training students. Continue Reading

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