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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...
Flying drones over wildfires is dangerous, illegal, Minnesota DNR says
April 23, 2019 - 2:57pm
Flying a drone can be a lot of fun — but it can be downright dangerous during a wildfire, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural...
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...
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...
Seeking 'regulatory framework' to integrate drones into airspace, feds select North Dakota for national program
May 9, 2018 - 7:10pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Transportation was selected for a national program aimed at hastening drones' integration into...
Xcel Energy researches, uses drones to advance growth in North Dakota
October 4, 2017 - 4:13pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Keeping the lights on, safely, reliability and affordably: This is Xcel Energy’s commitment to the communities we serve....
Threat of Grand Forks air base closing off the table for now
September 24, 2017 - 8:51am
GRAND FORKS—Grand Forks Air Force Base appears to be safe from another round of base reviews after the process was left out of recent legislation....
UAS Summit to focus more on commercial use, experts say
August 14, 2017 - 6:44pm
GRAND FORKS — Experts say an upcoming conference that attracts hundreds in the unmanned aircraft sector in Grand Forks will focus more...
North Dakota creates task force to counter threats from rogue UAS activity
May 31, 2017 - 10:03pm
FARGO—An unmanned aircraft park near Grand Forks will anchor a North Dakota task force aimed at defending against threats from rogue UAS...
Hooligans expect Reaper drones to arrive soon in Fargo
May 26, 2017 - 8:44am
FARGO — Sometime over the next three months, those visiting Hector International Airport may see an unmanned aircraft taxiing down one of the...
Higher ed board addresses mistakes on Mayville State dorm project, cybersecurity
May 15, 2017 - 7:16pm
GRAND FORKS—North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has approved allowing Mayville State University to renovate a residence hall to the...
Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier
March 21, 2017 - 1:39pm
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - The enemy drone whined in the distance. The Interceptor, a drone-hunting machine from Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems,...
FAA approves night flights for ND drone unit to fly across the nation
March 13, 2017 - 9:10am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Federal Aviation Administration has given drone pilots with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office permission to...
'A Whole New View': Unmanned aircraft are revolutionizing the engineering sector
February 28, 2017 - 8:58am
When GPS became available for surveying in engineering, it changed the industry, says Brady Woodard, construction engineering specialist for...
UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes
February 22, 2017 - 9:21am
Package delivery company United Parcel Service said on Tuesday, Feb. 21, it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to...