The North Dakota Senate will decide the fate of a bill that could protect residents from the surveillance of unmanned aircraft, but some say it will harm the chances for a test site for drones near Grand Forks.
Grand Forks’ message to Bismarck Friday: Things are well, but you can still help. A group representing Grand Forks local government, business and education interests brought the message to the capital Thursday and Friday for a two-day lobbying effort known as Grand Forks Day.
They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens. But the troops who launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized with the first new combat-related medal to be created in decades.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will delay voting to confirm John Brennan as CIA director as the panel's Democratic chairwoman demanded Wednesday that the White House turn over more details about lethal drone strikes on terror suspects and last September's attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left the U.S. ambassador there and three other Americans dead.
Nelson County (N.D.) Sheriff Kelly Janke has promised to push for a citizen-initiated grand jury as part of his protest of a plea agreement in the Rodney Brossart terrorizing case. That led to a change of prosecutors in the case.
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