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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Without a personal vehicle, traversing the Oil Patch is tricky

November 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Traveling around the Oil Patch without a personal vehicle is tricky and expensive. Continue Reading

Bird plane runs afoul of federal regulators

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ten young whooping cranes and the bird-like plane they think is their mother had flown more than halfway to their winter home in Florida when federal regulators stepped in. Continue Reading

Ban proposed on electronic cigarettes on planes

September 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration is proposing a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes by airline passengers, saying there is a concern they may be harmful. Continue Reading

Winging it near Rushmore

August 7, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Colby Waldemar, Denison, Iowa, prepares his 1/3 scale model L-4 Grasshopper World War II scout plane Saturday afternoon during the Flying Farmer Fun Fly at Boldt International Air Field south of Rushmore. Continue Reading

Air bags, shoulder-lap seatbelts? NTSB weighs benefits for small planes

January 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than half the new general aviation planes sold today have both lap-shoulder belts and air bags, the board said. But NTSB officials say that accounts for only about 7,000 planes out of more than 200,000 general aviation planes registered in the U.S. Continue Reading

Controller error blamed in near-miss over Minneapolis

October 27, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal investigators blame an air-traffic control error in their preliminary findings on a near-collision between a US Airways jet and a cargo plane over Minneapolis in September.- Continue Reading

Mid-flight mix-up

October 18, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Diverted flight concerns focused on UND Saudi studentsTurns out, it was three UND students newly arrived from Saudi Arabia who caused suspicions on a Minneapolis-Grand Forks commuter jet Sunday, leading to a diverted landing to Fargo and a bomb scare of sorts.
Turns out it was a big mix-up.
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Airing concerns

September 23, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

U.S. Air Force officials say expanding their flight practice area should have minimal impact on residents, but some question how minimal the impact will be. Continue Reading

Sharla Gardner e-mail re: Sky Harbor Airport

August 27, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

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FAA considering less-invasive Sky Harbor options

August 26, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

The number of Park Point pine trees on the chopping block because of Federal Aviation Administration concerns may have been greatly reduced.
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