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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…

North Dakota Picked For Drone Pilot Program

North Dakota is one of 10 participants selected by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

North Dakota DOT has been selected for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program. The initiative is aimed at shaping the future of drones in America. The DOT will work with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks and city, state and tribal agencies. North Dakota is one of 10 participants selected by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao….

Company Uses Drone Technology to Evaluate Scheels Arena

RJ Energy Solutions partnered up with SkySkopes Inc. to use drone technology to evaluate Scheels Arena

FARGO, ND — Drones are becoming more prevalent in everyday life and now one local company is using them to help find problems. RJ Energy Solutions partnered up with SkySkopes Inc. to use drone technology to evaluate Scheels Arena by connecting a thermal energy camera lens to a drone. After flying the drone over the building, it is able to…

LIVE: Drone Evaluation Part 2

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Talks With SkySkopes Inc. About How They Help Companies Use Drones

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with SkySkope Inc. about their collaboration with RJ Energy Solutions to evaluate Scheels Arena. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: drones, RJ Energy Solutions, Scheels Arena, SkySkopes