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August 24, 2016
More than 200 students enrolled in unmanned aircraft program at UND
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- If University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy has his way, unmanned aircraft systems technology will be a common tool across the university. Kennedy spoke Tuesday during the 2016 UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks and highlighted what the school has accomplished...
August 24, 2016 - 7:23am
August 23, 2016
Region drone research efforts showcased in Hillsboro, N.D.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—It's been a busy summer for an Israeli unmanned aircraft that has spent its time flying over land in Traill and Steele counties for research efforts. The Hermes 450 aircraft and its crew were lauded Monday by local and regional leaders who noted the flights were...
August 23, 2016 - 6:19am
GRAND FORKS, N.d.—College students looking for a piece of the unmanned aircraft system industry's future gathered Monday in Grand Forks...
August 23, 2016 - 6:18am
August 22, 2016
Flying for fun
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Jakee Stoltz and Matt Henry spend their workdays flying a variety of drones for researchers in Grand Forks, but they...
August 22, 2016 - 7:22am
July 28, 2016
Eye in the sky: Civil Air Patrol volunteers track research drone from the air
HILLSBORO, N.D. — His target just out of sight, Kent Ridl leaned into the left turn until his plane found itself once again on a straight...
July 28, 2016 - 6:37am
July 27, 2016
Building sky high
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It was hard to tell whose smile stretched the farthest Tuesday among supporters at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Robin Hall,...
July 27, 2016 - 7:01am
July 5, 2016
Dogs and drones latest research effort by law enforcement
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—After taking a deep sniff from a plastic baggie, Daisy bolted into the thick prairie brush in search of her target. Meanwhile,...
July 5, 2016 - 11:56am
July 3, 2016
North Dakota awaits uptick in drone activity, business as start date for federal regulations nears
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—New rules are often met with grumbling, but federal regulations for small unmanned aircraft systems effective in August...
July 3, 2016 - 11:19am
July 2, 2016
UND terminates chief strategy officer and vice provost
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Joshua Riedy is no longer employed as the University of North Dakota's vice provost and chief strategy officer. Riedy was...
July 2, 2016 - 6:37am
May 9, 2016
FAA expands access to unmanned aircraft for students
NEW ORLEANS—A federal announcement this week that promotes students using unmanned aircraft as part of their education is drawing praise nationwide, including from University of North Dakota students and faculty. Michael Huerta, administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration,...
May 9, 2016 - 6:35am
December 21, 2015
Testing the limits of the UAS
GRAND FORKS—Bob Becklund doesn't have to go far to see the future of unmanned aircraft. As executive director of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, he only has to walk down the hall and talk to one of his staff members. "They're all experts...
December 21, 2015 - 7:07am
November 24, 2015
Drone registration recommendations released
GRAND FORKS — As more unmanned aircraft take to the sky in North Dakota and around the country, government officials are discussing means of tracking who owns what device. This week, the Federal Aviation Administration released a task force’s recommendations for creating a registration...
November 24, 2015 - 7:03am
November 12, 2015
Drone strikes giant Ferris wheel on Seattle's waterfront
SEATTLE - A drone crashed into a giant Ferris wheel on Seattle's waterfront, but there were no reports of injuries or major damage, police said on Thursday. The drone struck the 175-foot-tall Seattle Great Wheel about 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Seattle police detective Mark...
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November 12, 2015 - 10:28am
October 16, 2015
Hoeven: Grand Forks Air Force base may see increased use
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October 16, 2015 - 6:54am
October 15, 2015
Researchers cleared for drone projects in four states
Research includes inspection of infrastructure, real estate GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Unmanned aircraft test flights conducted by North Dakota researchers will expand beyond state borders in the coming months. A University of North Dakota committee unanimously approved...
October 15, 2015 - 7:08am