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Homegrown Hollywood: Belfield Theater will host screening of North Dakota films this weekend
Students try to #SaveSelke
Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments
ND legislative session could end by Wednesday evening as lawmakers reach compromises
Bill directs attorney general to recoup Dakota Access protest costs
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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
Rock art ‘bugs’ come to life
Should pregnant mothers hang up their cell phones?
New study analyzes student loan refinancing process
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A bright future: Selle, Keller eyeing state for Dickinson High girls track
DSU men’s, women’s golf both 6th at NSAA championships
Dickinson High tennis falls at Bismarck High
Santana, Twins biggest inning of the year lead team over Rangers
Vikings QB situation remains up in the air
McFeely: NDSU rejects land swap
Port: House members laugh as they vote down 'Dollar Doug' amendment
Port: Senator Heidi Heitkamp took a mountain of money from special interest committees
Port: ND lawmaker says 'there’s absolutely zero chance we’ll be done on Tuesday'
Port: Heidi Heitkamp leaked her fundraising numbers early because she didn’t want you to see where the money came from
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Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
February 20, 2017
Taking flight: SkySkopes opens first-of-its-kind drone academy to public
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota's first-of-its-kind drone academy open to the public is ready to accept potential unmanned aircraft system...
February 20, 2017 - 4:36pm
September 17, 2016
Coal mine using drone for land surveys
BISMARCK—A North Dakota coal mine is the first surface mine in the country to use a drone to conduct land surveys that can cover 500 acres...
September 17, 2016 - 9:22pm
August 23, 2016
More than 200 students enrolled in unmanned aircraft program at UND, and Kennedy wants bigger footprint
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—If University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy has his way, unmanned aircraft systems technology will be a common tool across the university. Kennedy spoke Tuesday during the 2016 UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks and highlighted what the school has...
August 23, 2016 - 11:43pm
June 1, 2016
Grand Forks drone companies announce partnerships, expansion
GRAND FORKS -- Two Grand Forks companies are forging partnerships beyond the state border in hopes of capturing a larger share of the fast-growing unmanned aircraft systems market. Aerial inspection and photography company SkySkopes announced Wednesday it had formed an alliance with...
June 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
May 31, 2016
General Atomics forging partnerships with new training facility
GRAND FORKS -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has inked two contracts that could spark collaborative efforts at its new training facility under construction near Grand Forks. General Atomics, which manufactures unmanned aircraft such as the Predator and Reaper lines, will...
May 31, 2016 - 10:18pm
May 18, 2016
Researchers concerned unmanned aircraft data in study could be public record
GRAND FORKS -- Uncertainty surrounding the public availability of data from research partially paid for by state dollars has a University of North Dakota committee exploring a request for an attorney general ruling on the matter. The school's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Ethics...
May 18, 2016 - 7:43pm
May 11, 2016
Norwegian drone firm eyes Grand Forks for U.S. location
GRAND FORKS -- After a February visit to North Dakota, a Norwegian unmanned aircraft systems manufacturing firm is back again and is looking to jump into the area's existing business climate. Leaders from Robot Aviation arrived in Grand Forks this week for a site visit that includes...
May 11, 2016 - 3:10pm
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 19, 2016
Legislation could benefit North Dakota drone industry; House version lags
GRAND FORKS -- The U.S. Senate passed its version of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill Tuesday, which includes legislation benefiting unmanned aircraft research efforts in North Dakota. Among them are a five-year extension for the FAA's test site program, which...
April 19, 2016 - 10:11pm
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
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 23, 2016
Rising star: UAS researchers converge on Hillsboro for testing cameras, software
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- With a shout of "clear," an unmanned aircraft shot up from the gravel road Monday and armed with a camera, floated toward...
February 23, 2016 - 8:51pm
February 18, 2016
Airborne ambitions, Group flies multiple unmanned aircraft at once for first time at Grand Sky
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Three unmanned aircraft buzzed overhead for less than 15 minutes Thursday, but the short flight marked a milestone for their...
February 18, 2016 - 7:39pm
September 23, 2015
Businesses say North Dakota friendly to UAS industry
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- When it comes to doing business in North Dakota, members of the unmanned aircraft systems industry say it's the openness and passion state officials and residents show for the technology that brings them here. Representatives from four companies elaborated...
September 23, 2015 - 11:46pm