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Big Iron Farm Show unveils newest innovations

Visitors to the 42nd annual Big Iron Farm Show presented by the Cass County Farm Bureau will immerse themselves in three days of hands-on agricultural advancements. The three-day celebration of agriculture includes informational exhibit booths, innovative field demonstrations and opportunities to see the latest in agriculture unveiled. And admission and parking are free!

As a cybersecurity specialist at Minnkota Power Cooperative, Justin Haar helps guard the electric power grid from hackers.

Guarding The Grid

All pieces of the puzzle
The pieces of cybersecurity form a triangle, made up of people, process and technology, Haar explains.

“I always view technology as the smallest end of that triangle. It’s 10% of the challenge. If you have the technology set up right, it’s working and it’s going to continue to work. It’s the people and the processes that really drive an organization and can introduce those security threats,” he says.

Edgeley/Kulm/Montpelier's Alex Huber (24) lays one up against Grafton defenders in the semifinal game of the 2021 North Dakota State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament. Huber and the Rebels went on to win the game by three points, earning a place in the state championship game. Photo courtesy Rhonda Tjernlund/Tjernlund Photography

Blurring school boundaries, co-ops become common

That’s when Edgeley and Kulm shook hands to form the first of an ever-expanding sports co-op that eventually stretched to Montpelier for basketball and to Ellendale for football and wrestling.

“We had that relationship that started with basketball and it built its way into the other sports,” explains Adam Schlepp, Kulm High School principal and athletic director.

Across the state in western North Dakota, Grant County High School (GCHS) in Elgin was poised to floor only eight boys basketball players in eighth through 12th grade next season.