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Press Pass, Thursday, August 25
Drone flights showcase next generation of aircraft, uses at Grand Forks summit
Jamestown police officer surprised sex offender allegedly attacked woman
NDUS chancellor: Open records laws should be limited in university presidential searches
Early enrollment largely steady at F-M campuses
crime and courts
nation and world
Energy leaders partner with UND division for carbon-capture efforts
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
Coal industry on hunt for funding to capture carbon
Gas suppliers Praxair, Linde hold merger talks
Benson: Coyotes and prairie dogs on the Great Plains
How to best utilize a cash back credit card to maximize rewards
Jackie Hope: Get out your money and stock up at back-to-school blowouts
Veeder: Sister on the ranch means best friend for me, unhired help for dad
Feature Photo: Serving on the other side of the world
Titans volleyball players look to prosper in new positions
Building a successful program not easy in college-rich Charleston, S.C.
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Scoreboard of Aug. 25, 2016
Solo hit with six-month ban over ‘cowards’ comments
Other Views: Violence, intimidation mar pipeline protest
Holten: There is no greater burden
Port: Ironic that Dakota Access Pipeline is permitted while protest against it isn't
Port: Dakota Access protesters need turn toward honesty
Brock: Don't blame it on Rio
good bad and ugly
Donald "Donnie" Melling, Sr.
George F. Anton
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
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
March 28, 2015
FAA eases restrictions on commercial drones
BISMARCK — While they currently work at a marketing firm in Bismarck, Mike Mabin and Ed Sargeant are looking to unmanned aircraft to expand their business portfolio. The pair, along with Mabin’s son Alexander Mabin, founded Shutter Pilots last fall, a business that will combine...
March 28, 2015 - 9:12pm
January 3, 2015
North Dakota UAS industry on edge waiting for release of proposed rules
GRAND FORKS — The year 2014 came and went without the Federal Aviation Administration releasing its proposed rules for small unmanned aircraft — a draft North Dakota officials have been anxiously awaiting. “We’re sitting here on pins and needles,” said Al Palmer, director...
January 3, 2015 - 7:14pm