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Petition for McKenzie sheriff removal could be filed this week
Standing Rock calls on DOJ to intervene in pipeline situation; DAPL explains land purchase
State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
September 7, 2016
Dickinson airport receives $675,000 from FAA
WASHINGTON -- The Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority received a $675,000 grant Wednesday that’ll go toward rehabilitating the runway and...
September 7, 2016 - 12:11pm
August 29, 2016
Watford City airport receives $300,000 grant
Watford City airport receives $300,000 grant WATFORD CITY—North Dakota's Congressional delegation announced Monday that the Watford City Airport Authority will receive a $300,000 grant. The money will fund an environmental assessment to evaluate potential environmental impacts...
August 29, 2016 - 7:03pm
July 24, 2016
Wave of prospective drone pilots expected to seek out regional testing centers in coming months
GRAND FORKS -- Come Aug. 29, the Federal Aviation Administration testing center at the University of North Dakota is expected to get a little...
July 24, 2016 - 12:12am
June 12, 2016
Large UAV test meetings set
HILLSBORO -- The North Dakota State University Extension Service is starting a series of public meetings to keep farmers and others informed about the results of a large unmanned aerial vehicle data-gathering test. An initial May 26 informational meeting drew about 20 people at the...
June 12, 2016 - 10:35pm
May 7, 2016
FAA expands access to unmanned aircraft for students
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal announcement this week that promotes students using unmanned aircraft as part of their education is drawing praise nationwide, including from University of North Dakota students and faculty. Michael Huerta, administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration,...
News/Nation and World
May 7, 2016 - 9:17pm
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
March 11, 2016
UND gets federal OK to collect data with unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes
GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota can now take pictures and video from unmanned aircraft for commercial use, but federal officials aren't ready to let the school get into the business of unmanned flight training just yet. The university submitted a petition in August asking...
March 11, 2016 - 4:51pm
March 4, 2016
Test site, NDSU receive OK to fly mid-sized unmanned aircraft for research
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- A 20-foot-long unmanned aircraft has been cleared to take off by the Federal Aviation Administration for an agricultural research project this summer near Hillsboro. The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced Friday the Hermes 450 has received approval to...
March 4, 2016 - 3:48pm
February 15, 2016
Aviation industry split over air traffic control reform
GRAND FORKS -- In several darkened rooms on the University of North Dakota campus last week, students were monitoring planes taxiing down a virtual runway. They're part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences' air traffic control program. A number of them were using projector...
February 15, 2016 - 5:00pm
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
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
April 20, 2015
Dickinson airport authority discusses runway repairs
With an increase in air traffic and heavier vessels taking off and landing at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, maintenance to pavement on the runway is becoming more frequent. The Dickinson Airport Authority board discussed wear and tear the landing strip has...
April 20, 2015 - 6:15pm