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Deer Crest resident Ken Santelman logs onto HomeStream from a communal computer provided on the main level. Residents also can access the software from their rooms using personal computers or iPads over Wi-Fi. (Republican Eagle photos by Michael Brun)

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A Minneapolis software company has selected Red Wing to test its new Web-based communication service.

HomeStream uses cameras and video calls over the Internet to connect users with family members, churches and other community organizations without having to leave their home, company founder Joel Ackerman said.

“This is our first community level deployment, so we’re really excited.”

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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