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.
School Presidents from the University of North Dakota and Lake Region State College today signed an agreement to collaborate in unmanned aerial system research. The cooperation between the schools allows Lake Region State to become a part of UND's center for UAS research.
Senator John Hoeven visited Grand Forks today to discuss the future of North Dakota's aerospace programs. Senator Hoeven and city leaders are pushing to finish an application that would allow North Dakota to be one of six states to become a pilot test site for Unmanned Aerial Systems.
As we first reported last night, the Grand Forks Air Force Base is a finalist to receive a new aerial refueling tanker mission. That new mission is important outside the confines of the base. It would have a huge impact on the local economy.
Former presidential candidate Senator John McCain is in Grand Forks to shore up support for senate candidate Rick Berg. The senator spent the afternoon touring UND's UAS Training Center at the airport.
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