GALLERY: North Dakota Drones, Emergency Responders Team Up For Tornado Simulation

MAYVILLE, N.D. — Drones took to the air searching for  survivors and damaged structures amid the aftermath of a simulated tornado, part of ongoing research into how the technology could help communities recover faster from storms. The research centers around the town of Mayville, a farming community of 1,850 people located about 45 miles southwest of…
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Drone Focus Film Festival Attracts Entries From More Than 20 Countries

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of drone enthusiasts are en route to North Dakota for the 2017 Drone Focus conference held May 31 and June 1 to network, hear from industry speakers and take in a segment of the event that has attracted international attention. The annual conference’s first drone film festival saw 42 entries from 21…
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DAPL Protester Accused Of Endangering Police With Drone Found Not Guilty On All Charges

Story by Caroline Grueskin Bismarck Tribune A Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of endangering a police plane with his drone was found innocent of all charges on Thursday. At the conclusion of a one-day bench trial, Judge Allan Schmalenberger determined that Aaron Shawn Turgeon, also known as Prolific the Rapper, did not put the pilot of…
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New Pair Of Reapers Arriving Soon For Fargo Air Guard Unit

Story by Tu-Uyen Tran The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead FARGO — Sometime over the next three months, those visiting Hector International Airport may see an unmanned aircraft taxiing down one of the runways, its tails displaying the well-known red tail flash of the Happy Hooligans. That would be the MQ-9 Reaper, the North Dakota Air National…
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Proposal Seeks To Give Feds Authority To Down Any Drone Deemed Safety, Security Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A White House proposal seeks to grant federal officials the power to monitor and destroy any unmanned aircraft system deemed a safety or security threat to government facilities and operations, according to a draft of the legislation. Published May 23 by the New York Times, the document is making rounds in Congressional committees…
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