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Comedian may be charged for smoking at Bismarck show

A popular comedian could face charges in Bismarck for a regular part of his routine. Ron White, the Scotch-swilling, cigar-smoking Blue Collar Comedy Tour comedian, performed at the Belle Mehus Auditorium on April 30. But prior to that, a Bismarck citizen tipped off police that part of White’s routine might run afoul of a Bismarck […]

Microsoft to give away free Windows 7 for a year | mndaily.com – Serving the University of Minnesota Since 1900

On May 5th, general users will have access to an entire year of Microsoft’s brand new operating system, Windows 7, for free It is already available to download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. This version is only the Release Candidate and will expire June 1, 2010. The Release Candidate is merely the near finished product […]

Bismarck Tribune – Bismarck News – Bismarck Tribune site safe to use

Early yesterday evening, BismarckTribune.com was attacked by a foreign hacker and malicious code was placed on some of our web pages. As of 12:30 PM Thursday, the code has been removed and the site is functioning normally. The Bismarck Tribune would like to apologize for any inconvenience or concerns this may have caused. While this […]

Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Track | Threat Level from Wired.com

The Obama administration for the first time is weighing in on a Recording Industry Association of America file sharing lawsuit and is supporting hefty awards of as much as $150,000 per purloined music track. The government said the damages range of $750 to $150,000 per violation of the Copyright Act was warranted. “The remedy of […]

Cops help dream up high-tech police car – CNN.com

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Imagine the Batmobile busting bad guys in Bismarck, North Dakota, or “Knight Rider’s” KITT corralling criminals on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Carbon Motors Corp.’s E7 concept vehicle was on display recently near the U.S. Capitol. Carbon Motors Corp.’s new high-tech cop car prototype might not be quite up to superhero specs, but […]

Zimbra tops Google’s Gmail with 40 million paid mailboxes | The Open Road – CNET News

It’s impressive to be able to give away 31.2 million free Gmail accounts, as Google has. It’s even more impressive to get customers to pay for 40 million mailboxes, as Zimbra reported today, representing a sharp spike from the 20 million paid mailboxes reported in early 2009. The secret to Zimbra’s success? Innovation and integration, […]

Bobcat, Polaris Announce Alliance – Money News Story – KCCI Des Moines

North Dakota-based Bobcat Co., known for its skid-steer loaders, is forming an alliance with snowmobile-maker Polaris Industries Inc. It’s a move both companies hope will add customers and boost profits as they battle an economic slump. Polaris CEO Scott Wine says his company will make work vehicles and sell them to Bobcat for sale through […]

Stimulus Bill: What The Stimulus Bill Has For Everyday Americans

In case you haven’t had a chance to read the 1000+ page stimulus bill that was passed on Friday, Ron Lieber at the New York Times has highlighted some of the provisions that will directly affect the average American. Here’s our summary of what Lieber has put together, supplemented with more details from the Associated […]

RIM announces BES 5.0 | BlackBerry Cool

RIM announced today the impending release of the latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server. BES 5.0 will add a bunch of new features to improve the BlackBerry experience for enterprise users. Here’s a quick list of what’s been announced: * Retrieve corporate documents behind firewalls * Add, read, rename and delete folders on the […]

Senate OKs $15,000 tax break for homebuyers – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – The Senate voted Wednesday night to give a tax break of up to $15,000 to homebuyers in hopes of revitalizing the housing industry, a victory for Republicans eager to leave their mark on a mammoth economic stimulus bill at the heart of President Barack Obama’s recovery plan. The tax break was adopted without […]