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Sanford beginning AirMed service in Bismarck

June 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Dakotas-based Sanford Health says it will begin its Bismarck-based air ambulance service on Monday. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Helicopter work planned along I-94

April 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Motorists on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Sauk Centre may notice crews in helicopters working near the interstate starting Thursday, May 2.
The CapX2020 utilities will use a helicopter for work on several transmission structures that were installed along I-94. Continue Reading

ND National Guard dedicates Lakota helicopters

September 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The North Dakota Army National Guard has joined federal, state and tribal leaders to dedicate the Guard’s newest Lakota helicopters.
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Sky crews battle Black Hills fire

June 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The majority of the aerial fight is conducted by the South Dakota National Guard’s Aviation Support Unit in Blackhawk UH-60 helicopters equipped with 600 gallon “Bambi Buckets.”
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UPDATE: 7 Marines dead in Arizona night collision of 2 military helicopters

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lt. Maureen Dooley with the Miramar Air Base in California says the Marines were based at Camp Pendleton north of San Diego. The collision took place north of Yuma, Ariz., during night training.
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Xcel using helicopters for power line work

February 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) South Dakota state officials are advising drivers who travel Interstate 90 east of Sioux Falls that they might see helicopters helping with power line repair work starting Thursday. Continue Reading

Army cuts ROTC helicopter training at UND

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army will end the helicopter training UND has provided for ROTC cadets since the 1980s, it announced Friday. A statement released by the Army’s Cadet Command said it no longer had the money for the training. Continue Reading

Source: All 6 killed in U.S. copter crash in Afghanistan were Marines

January 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The official says there is no indication that the helicopter was hit by enemy fire. Continue Reading

Sanford Health gets fleet of new helicopters for Fargo, Sioux Falls areas

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sanford director of intensive air Mike Christianson says that instead of opening from the side, the new helicopter has a rear entrance. The stretcher also rolls out, rather than having to transfer patients to another bed. Christianson says that makes it easier to load in and out, and more comfortable for the patients. Continue Reading

U.S. testing pilotless helicopter for cargo missions in Afghanistan

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Surveillance drones for monitoring enemy activity and armed versions for launching airstrikes have become a trademark of America’s wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. But this is the first time a chopper version designed for transport has been used operationally. Continue Reading