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2014-10-22 23:05:01

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) and NRTC develop detailed webinar about how electric cooperatives can avoid demand charges and save power using advanced leverage from existing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) installations and Conservative Voltage Reduction (CVR) techniques. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With the penetration of AMI on the rise, electric co-ops have the opportunity to utilize advanced CVR techniques to improve reliability and...

2014-10-22 23:01:59

National Coding Event Joins Together Young Technology Gurus Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 PowerObjects, a professional services firm 100% focused on providing service, support, education, and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, is proud to sponsor and host the 2014 CodeDay event in Minneapolis. Taking place November 8-9 in 24 different cities nationwide, CodeDay brings together students to collaborate and build apps and games over a 24-hour period. CodeDay is put on by...

2014-10-22 16:27:54

MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedNet Solutions, a global life sciences technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, is pleased to announce the 2014 iMedNet User Group Meeting. This year's two-day event - to be held in Bloomington, Minnesota on October 28-29 - is on track to have record attendance and promises to be informative, productive and enjoyable for all participants. The focus of the meeting is iMedNet(TM) EDC, MedNet's innovative...

2014-10-22 12:32:25

Marvin joins the ranks of other well-known and highly respected companies that exemplify ethical conduct in business WARROAD, Minn., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Windows and Doors was awarded the 2014 American Business Ethics Award (ABEA) by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals during an awards presentation on Tuesday in Warroad, Minnesota. Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the...

2014-10-21 23:11:53

Starting on Monday, Oct. 20, over 650 people will be in Duluth, Minn., talking about tools for controlling invasive species at the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference. The tools are as basic as leather gloves and fire and as high-tech as bubble fences and Judas fish that betray the location of their invasive kin via GPS implants. Duluth, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Private landowners, county staff, academics and federal resource managers, alike, are attending the three-day...

2014-10-20 23:11:07

Fran Cosmo, former lead singer of Boston & Alex Ligertwood, former lead singer of Santana join Headliner band for charity concert at Minnetonka Country Club. Excelsior, MN (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Alex Ligertwood, the lead singer for Santana from 1979-1994 and Fran Cosmo, lead singer for Boston from 1990-2005 are coming to Excelsior, MN on Friday November 28th to sing classic rock hits, honor friends who passed away recently and to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer research at the...

2014-10-20 23:05:22

Investors allege that Medtronic misled them about Infuse’s safety profile and potential commercial possibilities. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 A federal judge in Minneapolis, Minnesota just ruled that a shareholder lawsuit brought over Medtronic’s Infuse bone growth protein may proceed. The lawsuit alleges that Medtronic and its management, which includes its former CEO, William Hawkins, misled investors concerning the safety and potential commercial viability of...

2014-10-20 16:20:57

State Farm® Celebrate My Drive® program promotes responsible driving practices ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Safety Council is encouraging support for 74 Minnesota high schools that are participating in the State Farm® Celebrate My Drive® program. The program encourages safe driving practices among teens and offers an opportunity for schools to win grants and a private concert with Grammy-nominated The Band Perry, by competing to gain the most...

2014-10-20 08:39:39

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LearningExpress, LLC announced today that Minitex has expanded its Electronic Library of Minnesota (ELM) offerings by adding LearningExpress Library(TM), Job & Career Accelerator, and Computer Skills Center to help individuals achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141017/152883LOGO Minnesota State Librarian Jennifer Nelson said, "Not only do children have to go back to school, sometimes...

2014-10-16 23:08:03

October 20th CEO Council Brings Executives Together to Share Challenges, Solutions St. Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Synchrono®, a leader in demand-driven manufacturing software, today announced its sponsorship of Enterprise Minnesota’s Annual CEO Council event in Minneapolis on Oct. 20, 2014. Enterprise Minnesota facilitates groups across the state to provide industry executives with a structured forum to speak candidly and confidentially about issues that matter to...


Latest Minnesota Reference Libraries

Superior National Forest
2014-07-31 09:38:55

Superior National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Minnesota, between the Canada – United States border. It is located in the Arrowhead Region and comprises an area of the Boundary Waters, which separates Canada and the United States. This forest holds 3,900,000 acres of protected lands and waters that are separated into numerous ranger districts, with over a quarter of the forest comprising the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was established in 1903...

Chippewa National Forest
2013-11-21 12:56:10

Chippewa National Forest is a national forest located in northcentral Minnesota, United States, in the counties of Cass, Itasca, and Beltrami. The forest headquarters are located in Cass Lake, Minnesota. There are local ranger district offices in Deer River, Walker, and Blackduck. The forest encompasses 666,623 acres. Water is plentiful, with over 1,300 lakes, 923 miles of streams and rivers, and 400,000 acres of wetlands. The forest was established as the Minnesota Forest Reserve on...

Voyageurs National Park
2013-04-26 15:05:12

Voyageurs National Park is located in the state of Minnesota in the United States. The park contains 218,200 acres of land ancient Native Americans. The first explorers of European descent arrived in the area in 1688. These were French fur traders and explores, known as voyageurs, the people for which the park was named. Logging began in 1880’s and 1890’s and was such a lucrative and uncontrolled industry that the forests there no longer contain abundant adult trees. Gold mining also...

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2008-08-11 19:31:03

The Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), or Red-back Salamander, is a small, hardy woodland salamander. It inhabits wooded slopes in Eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada to Minnesota. salamander. It is also known as the Northern Redback Salamander to distinguish it from the Southern Redback Salamander (P. serratus). The Red-backed Salamander is found mostly in two color variations: the...

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2005-06-14 08:41:49

Comptonia is a genus of a single species, Comptonia peregrina, in the family Myricaceae, order Fagales. This shrub is native to eastern North America, from southern Quebec south to the extreme north of Georgia, and west to Minnesota. The common name is Sweetfern or Sweet-fern, a confusing name as it is not a fern. Several fossil species have been discovered, showing that the genus once had a much wider distribution throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.