Longtime North Dakota Entrepreneur, UAS Advocate Announces Retirement

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The CEO of the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation has announced he will retire after 33 years on the job. In the years since the center got its start in a campus building closet, Bruce Gjovig became a leading entrepreneur with two tech incubators under his guidance, according to a…
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SkySkopes Academy Launches Online Course For Drone Pilots

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota’s first drone flight training academy launched its online Remote Pilot Ground School Course this month. SkySkopes Academy offers a self-paced, comprehensive course designed to give students the knowledge needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration exam required for to receive their remote pilot certificate under Part 107. The course…
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Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office Drone Unit Receives Federal Permission To Fly At Night

By April Baumgarten Grand Forks Herald The Federal Aviation Administration has given drone pilots with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office permission to fly drones at night anywhere in the country. Sheriff Bob Rost announced Friday that the FAA issued the authorization to the Northeast Region Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit about a day after a…
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Flight School: Grand Forks Elementary Students Learn About Unmanned Aircraft

By Julia Cardi Grand Forks Herald The loud hum of drones filled the gym at Riverside Christian School in East Grand Forks Friday afternoon, and fascinated students watched them hover and spin around the room. They lit up with excitement looking through goggles linked to cameras on the drones and laughed when one crashed to…
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Jamestown Offering Financial Incentives For Drone Companies

By Keith Norman Jamestown Sun The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. put the welcome mat out for any company looking to locate an unmanned aerial system or drone business in Jamestown by approving one of the first incentive packages for the industry, according to Connie Ova, CEO of the JSDC. Corey Shevlin, business development manager, told the…
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