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The new Vision Based System (VBS) allows the pilot in command (PIC) to easily set Points-of-Interest or target stare-points. The visual based features of the system combined with verbal warnings and status dramatically ease the PIC burden. Submitted photo.

UND’s wildlife-survey drone OK’d

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From 1937 to 2000, 91 wildlife workers nationwide were killed while on the job.

The leading cause of death wasn’t as obvious sounding as animal attacks, snakebites or exposure to the elements.


It was airplane accidents with a total of 52 deaths over those six decades. 

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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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