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IDEA Competition Announces Three Winners for 2014

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The IDEA Competition announced the names of three 2014 winners on Wednesday, April 24th at the IDEA awards banquet held at the Sanford Center, Bemidji.  Each winner receives $10,000 in cash to advance their business idea, plus additional specialized technical assistance. 
The 2014 Winners are: · Brian & Coreen Berdahl, Red Lake Falls, for Reel-Deal – a line spooling device that quickly and easily transfers fishing line from a standard size line spool to a fishing rod.
·Cindy Krankkala, Thief River Falls, for Addy-Olly, LLC – an innovative play yard mattress cover that meets the highest standards of child safety.
·Robert Cloose, Bagley,forCR Data Solutions – a software product that will revolutionize installation and testing of fiber optic splices.

2014 Winners: Robert Cloose, Brian & Coreen Berdahl, Cindy Krankkala
The main goal of the IDEA competition is to assist promising local entrepreneurs in the commercialization of innovative products, processes and deliveries by connecti…