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ND coal power plant shuts down after 50-year run
ND father doing better in burn unit after losing his kids in fire
Short on funds: $200k needed to begin veterans pavilion
Pentagon delivers draft plan to 'rapidly' defeat Islamic State to White House
Senate confirms Ross as commerce secretary
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Promoting beef: Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig named CattleWomen regional director
Winning the golden ticket: Dickinson State to present 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
Klein, Henningsgard highlight DSU’s NSAA awards
Dickinson High's Martin named to West Region team
Four of Region 7’s best on display for tournament
Wild score 12 seconds into overtime to beat Kings
DSU basketball loses to Bellevue in NSAA finals, potentially ending its season
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
McFeely: ND could reduce pain by doing something crazy, like raising taxes
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Port: Group which hosted feisty Cramer town hall in Fargo caught stage managing event in another state
William "Bill" G. Heick
Leo G. Stockert
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Hospital now certified as ‘acute stroke ready,’ with new processes, training and effective drug
New hair salon opens in Sentinel Butte
Diamond Truck Equipment serves more three generations of customers
Filling a need in Beach
Revamping New England one pipe and ordinance at a time
Honoring our Firefighters
April 18, 2016
County law unit gets permission to fly drones nationwide
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks law enforcement unit now has clearance to fly unmanned aircraft nationwide. The Northeast Region Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit announced Monday that it received permission for national flight in the form of a certificate of authorization granted by the...
April 18, 2016 - 8:08pm
April 16, 2016
Photography with drones soars
GRAND FORKS -- Putting a camera in the air is proving to be a popular business model nationwide for operators of unmanned aircraft. An analysis released this week by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, an industry trade group, found aerial photography led as...
April 16, 2016 - 10:06pm
April 9, 2016
FAA reviewing recommendations for flying drones directly over people
GRAND FORKS -- Recommendations from a federal rulemaking committee could pave the way for unmanned aircraft to fly directly over people, which local operators say translates to progress for the industry. The Federal Aviation Administration released a report earlier this week detailing...
April 9, 2016 - 3:58pm
March 31, 2016
Drone research efforts in N.D. attract $3M in federal funding
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Regional efforts to research integrating unmanned aircraft into national airspace received a funding boost Thursday to the tune of $3 million. The U.S. Department of Defense funding will be invested at Grand Forks Air Force Base and Fargo's Hector International...
March 31, 2016 - 7:09pm
March 24, 2016
FAA forecast predicts drones sales could reach 7 million by 2020
GRAND FORKS -- More than 7 million small unmanned aircraft are predicted to fly off U.S. store shelves or arrive on doorsteps by 2020, according to a forecast released Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration. In its Aerospace Forecast for fiscal years 2016 to 2036, the agency...
March 24, 2016 - 9:27pm
January 20, 2016
45,000 farmers get drones, Some likely to apply to FAA for proper certificates to use UAS in farm operation
JAMESTOWN -- An estimated 45,000 farmers across the United States received a drone or unmanned aerial system for Christmas, according to Kris...
January 20, 2016 - 5:47pm
January 8, 2016
Airport makes Williston a caution zone for drones
WILLISTON, N.D. — If you’re planning to fly a drone in the Williston city limits, your first call had better be to airport manager Steven Kjergaard. That’s because the FAA has declared that drones should not be flown within 5 miles of an airport without notification and, since...
January 8, 2016 - 2:51pm
December 23, 2015
Unmanned aircraft prove popular gifts; Companies urge new users to exercise caution
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- As many rush to finish their Christmas shopping, there's a good chance some of the last-minute gifts flying off the shelves...
December 23, 2015 - 11:50pm
December 14, 2015
Start date for required unmanned aircraft registration announced
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A registration system required for small unmanned aircraft used for hobby and recreational purposes will go live next week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday. The launch of the system, aimed at aircraft weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds, comes...
News/Nation and World
December 14, 2015 - 9:55pm
November 19, 2015
After being used to search for missing hunter, sheriff says drones serve to help the public
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A missing hunter in Walsh County brought the use of unmanned aircraft for public good into the spotlight earlier this month. The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office operated the aircraft during the search for Grand Forks resident Travis Vorachek, one of several...
November 19, 2015 - 11:30pm
October 10, 2015
Drone applications discussed at DSU
The buzz of aerial drones may soon be heard over western North Dakota’s farms and Badlands. Robert Becklund, executive director of the...
October 10, 2015 - 12:06am
September 14, 2015
Solve rogue drone's collision-risk problem
GRAND FORKS-- “Grand future” is right. The more one learns about the unmanned aerial systems industry in Grand Forks, the more one senses the excitement and realizes that the headline over today’s feature about the Grand Sky aviation business park is dead on. Which is absolutely...
September 14, 2015 - 8:19pm
August 5, 2015
Report: Real estate, aerial photography top uses for new unmanned aircrafts
By Brandi Jewett GRAND FORKS — It’s been three months since Shutter Pilots received the green light to fly unmanned aircraft commercially, and founder Mike Mabin said interest in the aerial photography company’s services is growing. Shutter Pilots uses footage recorded from...
August 5, 2015 - 11:39pm
July 13, 2015
Bismarck area company uses drones for 3-D imagery
BISMARCK, N.D. -- A combined love of photos and flying led a local marketing company to purchase its first drone about a year ago. Now...
July 13, 2015 - 10:28am
May 12, 2015
Hoeven introduces bill for interim UAS rules
GRAND FORKS — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced legislation Tuesday to set temporary guidelines for operating small commercial unmanned aircraft systems while the Federal Aviation Administration develops more permanent rules for the new technology. Hoeven introduced the...
May 12, 2015 - 9:26pm