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MIPS E-3 Glidewear is being used in helmets to prevent concussions

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are 3.8 million concussions sustained every year. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, football accounts for 38% of those reported, and younger athletes are the most susceptible.

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Food-safety app was created by retailers for retailers

Prepared foods are the fastest-growing segment in grocery retail, with 58% of sales in a $24 billion industry.  As the prepared-food industry grows, so does the potential for foodborne illness. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 17% of the population gets sick each year — and 3,000 people die — from foodborne diseases. 

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If you’ve ever wished that you could get your laptop fixed as easily as you can request an Uber or book an Airbnb, you’re in luck. DotComGuy is on the job. 

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Lift Bridge Brewing Company, Stillwater’s first craft brewery since Prohibition, today announced that it has purchased 5.5 acres of property in Stillwater to build a much larger production and distribution facility.

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Megan Effertz

Activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai once noted, “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” In this issue, we are lucky enough to celebrate 50 powerful voices with our (Real) Power 50 honorees.

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"Alexa, How Do I Keep Up with Technology?"

Although it sounds more like home-care services for the aged, the age of assistance refers to digital assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. And yes, you should be concerned.

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Technology

We know you just upgraded a mere five years ago but it's time to replace that legacy technology

Your hardware, software and applications won’t last more than about four or five years under the best of circumstances. Just when it seems that everyone in the office has gotten used to their new, shiny everythings, IT lets you know your system is overdue for a revamp.  

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Maker to market grows local businesses

Now in its second year, Maker to Market is a food accelerator to keep your eye on.

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Features

Electrical systems include reactive power and real power. Reactive power transfers no net worth of energy — it’s watt-less. Real power, on the other hand, is actual energy converted to useful work. The same could be said of this year’s (Real) Power 50 honorees. These are the women and men to turn to when you need to get things done.

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