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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North Dakota Sheriff Blasts FAA On Nighttime Drone Waiver Wait, Asserts Preference Given To Entertainment

By April Baumgarten, Grand Forks Herald The Grand Forks County sheriff wants to know why the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t approved a waiver for law enforcement to fly drones anywhere in the country while it took only wee ks to give a company permission to fly drones for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Deputy Al…
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March’s Drone Biz To Feature…well…me

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — I’ve been tapped to headline this month’s Drone Biz event and regale attendees with my story of going from writing the drone news to convincing people to put my employer in it. If you’re new to the blog, I covered unmanned aircraft systems for the Grand Forks Herald for nearly three years before…
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UND Drone-driven Study Abroad Trip Seeking Applicants

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A first-of-its-kind study abroad experience is looking to take off at the University of North Dakota. A group of organizers is seeking students interested in learning more about unmanned aircraft systems in an international setting for a two-week study abroad trip centered around Oslo, Norway. As part of the Nordic Drone Exchange, students would…
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