Drone To Be Used By Marshall County Sheriff’s Office For Search And Rescue, Other Tasks

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office now has a drone at its disposal to assist with searching for missing people, photographing crime scenes and other tasks. The agency is finalizing some of the legal paperwork that would enable it to fly the aircraft within the county but does have a DJI Inspire drone in its possession.…
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Heitkamp Tours Packet Digital, Botlink Facilities

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., toured Packet Digital and Botlink in Fargo on Friday to learn more about their contributions to the development of unmanned aircraft systems. “North Dakota is a known leader in the UAS industry, and it’s critical that we capitalize on this momentum to keep our businesses and state on the cutting…
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NCTC Shows Off Aerospace Facility Remodel, Donated Aircraft

THIEF RIVER FALLS — Though students have already started learning in the space, Northland Community and Technical College’s newly remodeled and expanded aerospace facility opened with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. A $6.2 million endeavor, the project renovated nearly 6,000 square feet of space and added another 18,800 square feet to the college’s facility at…
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Nearly 88 Percent Of Part 107 Testers Pass Exams Taken In First 15 Days Of New Rules

A graphic compiled by drone law firm Rupprecht Law shows a a healthy majority of people taking the aeronautical knowledge test required to be a pilot under the new federal rules passed. The graphic reflects data taken from the first 15 days of Part 107 being active, with more than 5,000 reported as taking the…
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New UND Class Puts Focus On The Business Of Drones

While many around her want to take unmanned aircraft to levels in the sky, UND student Elena Parrello has plans to take them the opposite direction — underground to inspect infrastructure such as sewers. The senior has an aircraft prototype and ambition but says she needs a business plan to get her venture, Sunshine Industrial,…
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