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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.
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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 sheriff gets rare authorization for nighttime drone use

October 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Piloted by Grand Forks police Cpl. Tim Schuh using a stylus on a video screen, a small hovering unmanned aircraft with four rotors and two cameras created a video map Thursday of the scene of a violent crime from 400 feet above it. Continue Reading

2 new TB cases found in Grand Forks County

December 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two new cases of active tuberculosis have been identified in the Grand Forks area, bringing the number of active cases to 15, the North Dakota Department of Health reported today. Continue Reading

Grand Forks gets fund for regional transit

December 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The city of Grand Forks is getting federal and state grants worth $291,000 to improve public transportation for veterans and other riders in six northeast North Dakota counties. The money would be used to create a system to coordinate transit throughout the region. Continue Reading

Grand Forks County sheriff gets drone license

December 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With an FAA license in hand, the Sheriff’s Department will be able to fly up to 400 feet high in 16 northeast North Dakota counties. Officials emphasize search and rescue, and flood fighting. Continue Reading

VIDEO: 8 cases of TB in Grand Forks county, officials say

November 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Eight cases of active tuberculosis, including a student at Phoenix Elementary School, have been diagnosed in Grand Forks County, health officials said today. Continue Reading

Grand Forks County voting just short of record

November 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks County fell just short of a record voter turnout Tuesday, as complete but unofficial results showed 30,137 people cast ballots in the general election, County Auditor Debbie Nelson said. Continue Reading

Grand Forks County sets record for absentee votes; turnout steady at downtown polling site

November 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks County set a record for absentee votes this election, with officials tabulating more than 5,000 absentee ballots, County Auditor Debbie Nelson said. Continue Reading

Grand Forks County voters take advantage of early polling

November 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Early voting has been available at the Alerus Center since Monday with about 1,000 people coming through each day since, an election official said. Turnout is expected to hit 3,000 by the end of Wednesday. Continue Reading