Brandi Jewett is a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. A native of Valley City, N.D., 26 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at grandforksherald.com, on her blog at droningon.areavoices.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to email@example.com.
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To those researching potential commercial uses of unmanned aircraft systems, the possibilities seem endless, according to participants in a panel discussion Monday. Six men who have worked with the technology in different capacities gathered onstage Monday at the UAS Summit & Expo to talk about the future of the industry as it wades into commercial applications. While consumers may have visions of aerial pizza delivery in their heads, the uses being explored by local and national firms are more about gathering and analyzing data these machines are able to gather if outfitted with the right e
For the next three days, the Alerus Center in Grand Forks will be host to local, regional and national members of the unmanned aircraft systems industry. The UAS Summit & Expo gets underway today for its ninth year and will feature presentations and exhibits on the latest developments in the fast-growing industry. The event is organized by Red River Valley Research Corridor and UAS Magazine. "This year's UAS Summit will demonstrate the outstanding job North Dakota has done to become a leader in the UAS industry," Delore Zimmerman, executive director at the Red River Valley Research Corridor
I love my hair curly, but after a fifth-grade perm incident, I've been on the hunt for a less aggressive means of putting a little bounce in my strands. My latest attempt to create curls came with Garnier Fructis Curl Construct Mousse, which delivered on its ability to whip my hair into curls that don't resemble a bird's nest. The product comes out as a foam and has a floral scent.
THIEF RIVER FALLS—Two large Sanford Health construction projects are near completion here. Following the relocation of its hospital and clinic to a combined site, Sanford started renovating the vacant locations this spring for new use in the forms of a behavioral heath center and a wellness center. The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesday for the behavioral health center. The now two-story location at 120 LaBree Ave. S.
Construction is underway at Tamarack Place, but officials involved with the apartment project here say it was no easy task to get this far. The 41-unit building will help put a dent in the housing shortage affecting the town of 2,800 people, but financing the $5.6 million project has involved two years of locating funding sources.
The presence of North Dakota's unmanned aircraft systems test site spans across the state. As of this month, it now stretches across the U.S. Nick Flom, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site's director of safety, shared the development with audience members at a Prairie Buzz meeting, a monthly chance for the public to learn more about the unmanned aircraft industry. The test site, one of six created by the Federal Aviation Administration to research the integration of unmanned flight into the national airspace, is authorized to fly up to an altitude of 1,200 feet through the state. It recently
Green and gold runs in Joe Soukup's blood, but he shed those colors when he chose to attend UND. He even convinced one of his cousins to tread north instead of going to family favorite North Dakota State University for school. "Grandma is very much a Bison fan, but she still loves us even though we're kelly green and white," Soukup, 22, said. This Saturday, the UND and NDSU football teams will clash in the Fargodome and Soukup will be watching with his dad, Scott Soukup, who is a member of NDSU's 1986 national champion football team. Joe Soukup won the Herald's fan video contest, which ask
The city of East Grand Forks will turn to the state for a loan to fund half of its wastewater interconnect project. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday directing the city to formally request $5.3 million from Minnesota's bonding program. The city will find money needed for the remaining $5.3 million in costs. The project would consist of constructing an interconnect that would pipe sewage from East Grand Forks to Grand Forks for treatment.
Operators of unmanned aircraft may not be as reckless as data released from the Federal Aviation Administration at first seemed to portray them, according to a third-party analysis released Monday. The Academy of Model Aeronautics, an advocacy organization for model aircraft pilots, analyzed reports of unmanned aircraft incidents and found a large majority of incidents reported were simply sightings by flight crews and not near collisions as reported by national media outlets. Out of 764 reports filed between November 2014 and August 2015, only 27 were explicitly described by observers as ne
In preparation for potential expansion down the road, Sacred Heart School approached the East Grand Forks City Council last week to ask what city's plans are for three vacant lots near the school. The lots are part of a group of six properties along Fourth Street Northwest the school would be interested in acquiring. Three of the lots are owned by the city, two are privately owned and one is already owned by Sacred Heart, a private school for students in preschool through 12th grade. "Part of it is we're short of parking," Parish Administrator Len Vonasek said Tuesday.