Animals And Education

The Red River Zoo is a community staple in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Long heralded for its unique collection of cold weather animals, the zoo is much more than just an entertainment attraction. Behind the exhibits is the longstanding initiative to promote public education, especially of the sciences. “Education programs are important to the zoo and…
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An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

While our region is experiencing stunning growth, this certainly hasn’t always been the case. In the 1990s and early 2000s, this area was in the midst of a “brain drain,” the term used to describe the trend of students leaving after graduation. Since those times, things have turned around, but why? The arts and entertainment…
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Are You Secure?

Sony, Target, Home Depot, Yahoo and even the U.S. Office of Personnel Management have all been attacked by cybercriminals. Let’s face it: In today’s world, the cybersecurity threats facing our nation can seem overwhelming – and downright scary. Cybersecurity, specifically the protection and security of consumer-members’ assets and the nation’s complex, interconnected network of power…
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By The Members, For The Members

Members play critical role in co-op project National Co-op Month is a time to take a look at the roles cooperatives have had in driving American progress. Perhaps just as importantly, it’s also a time to examine how co-ops are still filling this role with a business model that focuses on members, not a bottom…
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Battling Hunger

There’s a lot to be done at the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo. For volunteer workers, the primary task is usually to help clients. That means receiving a menu, which includes the client’s family size, ages of the family members, and food preferences or special requests. From the information on the menu, the volunteer fills…
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