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IDEA Competition Announces Three Winners for 2014

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…