IDEA Competition winners

The winners for the 2020 IDEA competition have been announced.

According to the release from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Ron Bergman took first place for the Muskox, a snow removal product that moves in two directions, versus the conventional single direction snowblower. Bergman won a $15,000 cash prize and a $5,000 service package from IdeaWorks.

Runners up, in no particular order, include Michael Hendricks’ Moonlit Analytics, Amber Lynne Cooper’s Table for 7, and Tim Halberg and Marty Feil for F&H Design.

The release says the pandemic caused the annual awards banquet to be postponed, but a virtual recognition is set to take place in the fall in conjunction with kicking off next year’s competition.

Read more about the winners and the IDEA competition here.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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