drones

West Fargo Police Search for Suspect Who Fled During High Speed Pursuit

He's facing several charges including fleeing and driving under suspension.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–West Fargo police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that fled a traffic stop around 10:30 p.m. on Monday. The West Fargo Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 50 block of Fifth Street E. The vehicle fled the stop and police pursued for about a mile-and-a-half where the driver then drove into a field…

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department Receives Permission to Operate Drones

The sheriff's department says it can now operate unmanned aircraft systems over urban areas in which people live or gather.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have received federal approval to operate drones over people. The Bismarck Tribune reports the four-year authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration was granted Aug. 5. The North Dakota Highway Patrol received permission two days later. The sheriff’s department says it can now operate unmanned aircraft…

NDSU Summer Camp Aims to Ignite Kids’ Passions Through STEM

more than 300 kids are in the camp

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of kids aren’t at the pool, playing video games or doing any other activities they normally do during the summer. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how they’re continuing to stimulate their minds while also having fun. Students are creating a buzz at NDSU, thanks to some help from a bunch of drones. “We have programmed some…

Additional Multi-Million Dollar Investment In UAS Program In North Dakota

It includes $28 million in funding for a statewide network that will support drone flights beyond visual line of sight

GRAND FORKS, ND — Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford unveils a $33 million investment in UAS technology and infrastructure in North Dakota. He made the presentation at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. It includes $28 million in funding for a statewide network that will support drone flights beyond visual line of sight. An additional $2 million of this funding will provide…

Bill To Impose Penalties For Drone’s Invading Someone’s Privacy Fails On Second Vote

Opponents of the bill say any limitations on drones may hurt the state's growing unmanned aircraft industry

BISMARCK, N.D. — The House has reconsidered a measure that would impose penalties for using drones to invade someone’s privacy. Representatives approved the bill on Tuesday but today voted to defeat it. Opponents of the bill say any limitations on drones may hurt the state’s growing unmanned aircraft industry. The bill aimed to make it illegal to use a drone…

The Future Takes Flight: Historical Drone Flight Glides over NDSU Tailgaters

North Dakota was one of ten sites nationwide to test out the new drones

FARGO, N.D. — A historical milestone in drone aviation was gliding through the skies right over the heads of tailgaters prior to NDSU’s victory over South Dakota State. North Dakota’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot Program completed its first public mission by flying several drones over the NDSU tailgaters. “The fact that Fargo is a cooperative city as someone who could…

Air Force Secretary To Visit Grand Sky On Monday

Heather Wilson will be there to witness General Atomics first UAS beyond visual line of sight flight

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is stopping in Grand Forks on Monday. Senator John Hoeven will host the secretary at Grand Sky, North Dakota’s unmanned aerial systems research and development park. Wilson will be there to witness General Atomics first UAS beyond visual line of sight flight. The FAA has approved a two-year certificate of authorization…

Secretary of Homeland Security Learns About Drones’ Impact on Border Security at Grand Sky

Secretary of Air Force Heather Wilson will visit Grand Sky on August 20

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A few weeks ago Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke was in Fargo. Now all eyes are on North Dakota yet again as another member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet makes a visit to our region. This time Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is in Grand Forks to learn how drones can impact border security. When it…

Preparing for a New Reality: Teachers Learn New Skills at Metro Tech Camp

Teachers attend workshops about how video games, virtual reality could be added to curriculum

MOORHEAD, Minn. — School might not be in session at Horizon Middle School, but hundreds of teachers flood the hallways to learn how virtual reality and video games could impact their students. “Technology is used every day in the classroom, and it’s just important to learn the updates and all the new things out there for the kids,” said Cari Lake,…

Senator Hoeven and Governor Burgum Talk Drone Focus

They were highlighting all of North Dakota's initiatives in the industry

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota has become a national leader in unmanned aircraft systems. A huge part of that is because of the state’s devotion to drone technology. Senator John Hoeven and Governor Doug Burgum highlighted all of North Dakota’s initiatives in the industry at Fargo’s annual drone conference. The state has been selected as one of ten national sites for…