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

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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 with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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