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Ben Stowe from Bemidji is in charge of North Dakota State University’s technology needs for the FCS title game today in Frisco, Texas. David Samson | Forum News Service

The right frequency: Bemidji company provides expertise for title game

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FRISCO, Texas – Some aspects of a football game don’t garner a lot of fanfare.

But the X’s and O’s of technology – mainly the secure, uninterrupted audio of a coaching staff’s intercom system or video for team meetings – can be as important as players who are blocking, tackling, kicking or running with the ball.


That’s how Ben Stowe makes his living.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several newsroom roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and cops/court reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes extensive reporting related to Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with projects about immigration, the fatal 2002 train derailment in Minot, N.D., and the 20th anniversary of Gordon Kahl's massacre of U.S. marshals. Wagner also worked as a reporter at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.
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