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Make it or break it: With UAS developments, states’ laws embrace or limit drone use


GRAND FORKS — The number of states with laws regulating the use of unmanned aerial systems has the potential to nearly triple this year.

More than 100 UAS-related bills and resolutions — most carried over from 2013 — are pending in 34 states. In 2013, 13 states, including North Dakota, approved 16 bills related to UAS programs and regulations.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog
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