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Published March 15, 2013, 06:25 PM

Drone Bill Defeated in ND Senate

The North Dakota Senate defeated a bill Friday which would have protected residents from the surveillance of an unmanned aircraft.

The North Dakota Senate defeated a bill Friday which would have protected residents from the surveillance of an unmanned aircraft.

Here in Grand Forks, Sheriff Bob Rost was in opposition of the bill. Rost says UAS could drastically impact law enforcement's ability to find missing children and capture criminals. Rost says had the bill passed, it would have hampered the FAA's decision on choosing UND as a test site.

Rost: "The FAA would seriously look at the state of North Dakota attempting to regulate UAS and they want people that are open minded."

The FAA is expected to make a decision on whether UND will be chosen by the end of the year.

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