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FARGO — Thanks to investments in drone technology, including another $33 million in the last legislative session, North Dakota is the leader in the unmanned aircraft industry, Drone Focus Conference attendees were told Wednesday, May 29. “North Dakota is dedicated to leading in this space,” Gov. Doug Burgum said in opening the fifth annual event. North Dakota has invested more than $77 million in the drone industry over the years, Burgum said.
PRINCETON, N.J. — The nation’s Founding Fathers would be spinning like tops in their graves if they saw how poorly Americans pay attention to their history. Less than half of North Dakotans and Minnesotans — 45 percent — earned a passing grade on history questions from the U.S. citizenship test, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation reported Friday, Feb. 15.
FARGO — Dr. Danling Wang is determined to make keeping track of diabetes as easy as breathing. The North Dakota State University researcher and her team have created an ultra-sensitive device that measures the amount of acetone a person exhales to help detect if someone is diabetic and to monitor the condition. They’re now working in a Research and Technology Park lab to micro-miniaturize the device so it can be integrated into a smartphone, which can then relay the data the sensor collects to a patient’s physician as a painless, inexpensive way to monitor blood sugar.
FARGO — Future North Dakota State University sophomores will have more living space on campus thanks to a project underway just south of Newman Outdoor Field. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept. 12, for the $39.5 million Catherine Cater Hall. The 440-bed residence hall will be ready for students by fall 2019. It will be dedicated to sophomores, who have found themselves squeezed out of campus housing after their freshman year, NDSU officials said.
MOORHEAD — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says water quality in the Red River watershed is "generally poor," and recommends changes along the Red and its tributaries to trim levels of fecal coliform bacteria and sediments, reduce erosion, and improve habitat for fish and for recreational uses. Monitoring of the Red between Georgetown and Breckenridge — including Moorhead — found excessive levels of E. coli bacteria and suspended solids from field runoff and erosion, the MPCA said in a news release Wednesday, Aug. 2.