Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost announced Friday his department is the first law enforcement agency in the nation granted federal authorization to fly unmanned aircraft throughout its jurisdiction.
People in North Dakota's oil patch are looking to the eastern part of the state for help this flood season. Oil companies have expressed interest in the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems to monitor flooding.
Piloted by Grand Forks Police Cpl. Tim Schuh using a stylus on a video screen, a small hovering unmanned aircraft with four rotors and two cameras created a video map Thursday of the scene of a violent crime from 400 feet above it.
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