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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

Fargo skyscraper a “presumed hazard’ to air traffic

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — If downtown developers here want to build a 312-foot skyscraper on Broadway, the Federal Aviation Administration might have some issues with it.
Kilbourne Group, the downtown development firm headed by former software magnate Doug Burgum, …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

Cramer: ND is 2nd or 3rd choice for drone test site

October 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS It’s very likely North Dakota will be one of the six states to host a test site for unmanned aircraft, but it is also very likely not the Federal Aviation Administration’s top candidate, Rep. Kevin Cramer said this past week in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

UND still known as ‘Sioux’ in the skies

October 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS While the University of North Dakota’s athletic teams continue to compete without a nickname, there’s still one place UND students go by the handle “Sioux”: the friendly skies. Continue Reading

Airport Authority scraps plans to seek federal grants for ramp project

August 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

In an attempt to cut through some governmental red tape, the Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority on Tuesday voted to scrap plans to seek just more than $30,000 in federal grant money for airport improvements. Continue Reading

Deal signed to promote UAS in Grand Forks; improves state’s bid

May 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Representatives of government, academic and private organizations signed a “strategic alliance agreement” Thursday to further promote unmanned aircraft systems in the Grand Forks region. Continue Reading

Officials say North Dakota is good fit for drones

May 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota’s uncongested airspace and tumultuous weather conditions make the state an ideal spot for a civilian drones test site, say officials who are leading the campaign to land the federal project. Continue Reading