Pam Emmil

5 Second Rule Bracelet leads creator to sobriety

5-4-3-2-1. Pam Emmil didn’t count on a pain medication prescription plummeting her into addiction. But those five numbers helped count her steps back to sobriety. And to a thriving, therapeutic business.

Wrapped around Emmil’s wrists are the bracelets that not only helped her overcome her addiction, but which are now part of her business, 5 Second Rule Bracelet.

She now shares her personal journey of opioid addiction – and recovery – through her business, as she sells bracelets and other jewelry with a message.

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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.