Ford Has Invented a Bed That Keeps You from Hogging Too Much Space

By |2019-02-15T08:44:20-06:00February 15th, 2019|

I'll admit, this is weird. And the biggest worry I have is someone might get sucked under like what happens sometimes when riding an escalator, but... have you ever woken up hanging halfway off the bed because somehow your significant other managed to shift themselves across two-thirds of the damn thing during the night?  Then this is for you. Ford just invented a bed that stops one person from hogging too much space.  The bed has sensors in it that detect where both people are sleeping. And if one person crosses the 50% mark, the mattress gently moves on a conveyer [...]

Port Authority approves loan to NextGen RF Design for assistance in relocating to North Mankato

By |2018-08-21T13:02:08-05:00August 21st, 2018|

A radio frequency research and product development company based in Waseca is moving to North Mankato and the business says it will open doors for new opportunities. The North Mankato Port Authority approved a business subsidy loan of 300-thousand dollars on Monday night to NextGen RF Design, Inc. Members approved the loan to be repaid over 15-years with an interest rate of 4-percent. Equity and bank loans will help cover the rest of the project, which is estimated at 1.3-million dollars to purchase the building at 2130 Howard Drive and make necessary improvements. CEO Luke Tholen says they plan to move [...]

Black bears spotted near Amboy and Courtland, DNR believes bear range is moving southwest

By |2018-05-30T12:08:33-05:00May 30th, 2018|

Another black bear was spotted in southern Minnesota over the weekend, this time near Courtland. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR. According to the DNR bear sightings database, the black bear was seen at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday along the Minnesota River near Nicollet County Highway 24. Traditionally the primary bear range has been in northeast Minnesota, but Southern Region Information Officer Dan Ruiter says the DNR believes the range is moving more to the southwest. "Now if you take a look at the number of sightings in south-central Minnesota, you have the one by Sleepy Eye, one by [...]

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