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UAS test site projects in the works for North Dakota

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — After the pomp and circumstance of last year’s event announcing North Dakota had been designated one of national six test sites for unmanned aerial systems, the real work is set to begin.
Officials have submitted applications for c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grand Forks County gets permission to fly drones at night

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost announced Friday that his department is the first law enforcement agency in the nation granted federal authorization to fly unmanned aircraft throughout its jurisdiction.
In a partnership with the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grand Forks County gets permission to fly drones at night

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost announced Friday that his department is the first law enforcement agency in the nation granted federal authorization to fly unmanned aircraft throughout its jurisdiction.
In a partnership with the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND studies privacy protections in the age of drones: Committee governing use of Grand Forks County drones seeks public comment

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department has deployed small unmanned aircraft systems nine times in the last 10 months, a few them over populated areas of the county.
So far, there have been no complaints from the public about p…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Make it or break it: With UAS developments, states’ laws embrace or limit drone use

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The number of states with laws regulating the use of unmanned aerial systems has the potential to nearly triple this year.
More than 100 UAS-related bills and resolutions — most carried over from 2013 — are pending in 34 states. …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota company’s drone beer delivery is a no-no, FAA says

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Minnesota beer maker wants drones to help anglers remotely replenish their stocks of beer, but the government is saying no.

For now.

The Federal Aviation Administration informed Lakemaid Beer that it currently prohibits small businesses from …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UAS over fields

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

An unmanned aircraft system device may be parked alongside tractors and combines in farm machine sheds in the very near future, according to the presenters at day two of the Precision Ag Action Summit Tuesday. The seminar was held at the North Dakota…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

UAS over fields

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

An unmanned aircraft system device may be parked alongside tractors and combines in farm machine sheds in the very near future, according to the presenters at day two of the Precision Ag Action Summit Tuesday. The seminar was held at the North Dakota…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Lake Region ready for UAS expansion

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEVILS LAKE — Lake Region State College didn’t wait for Grand Forks to be named one of six national unmanned aircraft systems test sites last week before launching its own UAS curriculum.
Its program has been off the ground for several years and…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lake Region ready for UAS expansion

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEVILS LAKE — Lake Region State College didn’t wait for Grand Forks to be named one of six national unmanned aircraft systems test sites last week before launching its own UAS curriculum.
Its program has been off the ground for several years and…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com