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UND professor and supporter of the UAS program Thomasine Heitkamp speaks to the media Tuesday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Tomorrow marks the first day of the 8th Annual UAS Summit here in Grand Forks. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)

Study finds support for unmanned aircraft use varies by activity

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When it comes to unmanned aircraft buzzing through North Dakota skies, researchers at UND have found residents support some uses more than others in a new study.


While residents were overwhelmingly in support of using UAS for search and rescue purposes, uses such as delivering packages drew much more ire.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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