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Minnesota Hardware Startup Conserves Water, Saves Money

Minnesota Hardware Startup Conserves Water, Saves Money
The dynamic startup ecosystem of Minnesota has produced yet another company determined to build innovative, economical, and smart things. A group of serial entrepreneurs has developed an ingenious new device and software pairing that allows homeowners to precisely track and analyze their home's water usage in real time. And it learns!
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SEC Moves Towards Allowing Companies to Issue Stock Through Crowdfunding

SEC Moves Towards Allowing Companies to Issue Stock Through Crowdfunding
Once just a hip way of raising money to make a movie or help out a good cause, crowdfunding is expanding to a whole new arena. But in the coming year, startups may be allowed to sell stock in their companies over the Internet to a national pool of small-time investors. For those investors, it's a chance to make a profit and possibly get in early on the next Twitter or Facebook. But it's also extremely risky, given that a majority of startups fail.
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Crowdsourced Funding Crucial in Reviving Anti-Dark Money Film 'Citizen Koch'

Crowdsourced Funding Crucial in Reviving Anti-Dark Money Film 'Citizen Koch'
'Citizen Koch', a documentary tracing the line of corporate money from industry to politicians after the Supreme Court ruling in Citizen's United, has been given new life after an extraordinary fundraising effort on the website Kickstarter. After being effectively censored by Koch surrogates, the film had all but died before this last ditch attempt to gain funding to independently distribute it.
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VIDEO: How MN Went From No To Yes On Marriage Equality

VIDEO: How MN Went From No To Yes On Marriage Equality
In a matter of months, Minnesota went from almost banning same-sex marriage forever to embracing marriage equality. How did this turnaround happen? A new documentary by TheUpTake investigates this transformation in an effort to provide a blueprint (and some inspiration) for the battles to be held in individual states.
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