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Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site helping unleash the UAS industry’s full potential
August 1, 2019 - 9:20am
Editor’s note: Nicholas Flom is executive director for the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. The Grand Forks, N.D.-based...
Rural broadband catching up but has miles to go
July 21, 2019 - 12:45pm
FREDENBERG, Minn. — Here is a story to match the motto of Fredenberg Township: "A pleasant blend of progress and tradition."The 1,300 residents...
Grand Forks company among first to purchase new long-range drone
July 17, 2019 - 5:08pm
GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks’ Grand Sky will be one of the first companies in the world to fly a long-endurance drone produced by Northrop Grumman....
North Dakota gets nod to fly drones over people
June 25, 2019 - 9:11pm
BISMARCK — Drone aircraft can now be flown over people during safety testing in North Dakota, thanks to a four-year waiver granted by the Federal...
N.D. 'epicenter of drone innovation' in fast-growing UAS industry
May 29, 2019 - 4:34pm
FARGO — Thanks to investments in drone technology, including another $33 million in the last legislative session, North Dakota is the leader...
SD announces $5 million in state rural broadband grant dollars as part of Noem initiative
May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — As part of Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's plan to expand rural internet access across South Dakota, the state is granting...
North Dakota marketing firm Sundog to be acquired by Perficient Inc
May 14, 2019 - 9:11am
FARGO – Sundog Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing and technology firm based in Fargo, has entered into a sales agreement with...
Microsoft awards $100K grant to UND for drone industry innovation
April 23, 2019 - 1:29pm
GRAND FORKS — Microsoft announced Tuesday, April 23, that it has awarded a $100,000 TechSpark grant to the University of North Dakota Aerospace...
A necessity, not a luxury: How public-private partnerships are extending broadband access to rural areas
April 2, 2019 - 2:11pm
HERREID, S.D. – At the weekly Herreid Livestock Auction here, area ranchers no longer see as many cattle buyers checking out the cattle as...
Minnesota Sheriff’s Office using drones to save lives
January 27, 2019 - 2:36pm
BRAINERD, Minn. — Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. … It’s a plane! … It’s a drone? Yes, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office...
BNSF explains new cameras able to detect rail flaws at 70 mph at ND Capitol exhibit
January 23, 2019 - 10:01am
BISMARCK - BNSF Railway will begin equipping its fleet in March with cameras capable of snapping images at 70 mph with enough detail to show...
Grand Forks area drone industry announces ‘huge’ milestone
January 2, 2019 - 4:04pm
GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota achieved a “major industry milestone” on Dec. 21 with first-ever test flights that will open...
Gate City Bank debuts SecureID hand-scanning technology
September 17, 2018 - 6:45am
FARGO — Customers of Gate City Bank may have noticed the teller lines moving a bit faster in recent weeks. The speedy service is thanks...
Generation Next: Meet Jessica Warfield, a UND air-traffic-control student
June 5, 2018 - 11:47am
How did you get interested in air traffic control? I'm from Chicago, and I knew pretty much from when I was 6 that I wanted to be an air traffic...
Fargo once again landing site for drone conference
May 30, 2018 - 3:50pm
FARGO—North Dakota is a leader in the development of technology around unmanned aircraft systems—better known as drones—and...