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Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
$1.9M Aurora County Courthouse project receives positive public response
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Vehicle destroyed in fire in Howard
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
March 21, 2017
Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - The enemy drone whined in the distance. The Interceptor, a drone-hunting machine from Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems,...
March 21, 2017 - 11:00am
March 6, 2017
ND sheriff blasts FAA for Super Bowl’s drone flights while county waits for approval
GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks County sheriff wants to know why the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t approved a waiver for law enforcement...
March 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
February 27, 2017
After Google grounds drone project, Facebook ramps up flights
While Google shuttered its Titan drone project, Facebook is planning to ramp up test flights for its own experimental solar-powered glider....
February 27, 2017 - 1:24pm
February 21, 2017
UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes
Package delivery company United Parcel Service said on Tuesday, Feb. 21, it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to...
February 21, 2017 - 12:09pm
February 16, 2017
Mitchell science teacher expands drone course with help from $5K grant
A quiet buzzing sound filled the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy Thursday afternoon as drones flown by Julie Olson's students...
February 16, 2017 - 5:44pm
February 15, 2017
France trains eagles to down drones
The French Air Force is training eagles from a young age to bring down remote-controlled drones when they enter no-go urban airspace. Golden...
February 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 18, 2017
DOT drone bill advances to Senate
A measure that would clarify that drones weighing less than 55 pounds would not have to be registered with the state was moved out of the Senate...
January 18, 2017 - 5:10pm
January 9, 2017
Lawmakers to weigh exempting some drones from registration
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are set to consider whether some unmanned aircraft should be exempt from state registration requirements. The 2017 legislative session begins Tuesday. A bill introduced at the request of the state Department of Transportation would excuse the...
January 9, 2017 - 3:28pm
May 31, 2016
Those high-tech problems
When I first heard about drone-grabbing eagles, I got excited, before I realized I wasn't thinking about the welfare of the eagles. A bird has...
May 31, 2016 - 5:54pm
March 1, 2016
Aberdeen City Council close to approving drone ordinance
ABERDEEN (AP) — Aberdeen leaders are close to approving an ordinance regulating the use of hobby and recreational drones in the city. The ordinance would allow drones on private property but ban them over city-owned land with the exception of two city parks, an arboretum and a nature...
March 1, 2016 - 11:45am
August 12, 2015
Dabbling in drones at DWU
August 12, 2015 - 10:04am
July 8, 2015
Gregory man among SD’s few with commercial drone approval
GREGORY — Mike Klarenbeek loves to fly. That's been the case since he was 14 when he had his first discovery flight. When he was 17...
July 8, 2015 - 5:25pm
March 31, 2015
COLUMN: Flying high, or flying blind?
Excitement surrounds the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles in our state's agricultural industry. This technology could be used to fly over pastures and check cows, or to take aerial surveys of crops and spray pesticide accordingly. The uses for this tool are impressive, but...
March 31, 2015 - 9:49am
March 26, 2015
US farm groups to press FAA for fewer drone restrictions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- American farmers want the Federal Aviation Administration to relax proposed regulations on commercial drones so the unmanned aircraft can be used over longer distances at any time of day or night, farm group representatives said on Wednesday. Representatives...
March 26, 2015 - 9:51am
January 5, 2015
Brookings Fire Department to begin using drone
BROOKINGS (AP) — A fire department in eastern South Dakota has gone high-tech with a new custom-built drone. The unmanned aircraft will provide Brookings firefighters a panoramic view of structure fires, wildfires and gas leaks. The F450 quadcopter can even be used to search...
January 5, 2015 - 1:01am