Lake Region State College student nurses donate funds for drone team

Students in LRSC’s Student Nurse Association have donated $2,500 to be used to help the UAS team purchase a new drone.

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From left, Rachel Trzpuc, Lake Region's Student Nurse Organization president, Dustin Dimmler, Christian Dallas & Chris Jaeger with the Lake Region UAS Team and Keely Plemel, vice president of the student nurse organization, display a check for donated funds to buy a new drone.
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DEVILS LAKE – The Lake Region UAS Team is well on its way to getting a new drone with some help from student nurses at Lake Region State College.

Students in LRSC’s Student Nurse Association have donated $2,500 to help the UAS team purchase a new drone.

According to a Lake Region release, the new drone runs about $5,000, and will be used indoors. The funds were donated by the Student Nurse Organization, which supports various needs in the region. The Lake Region UAS team operates through the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.

“We have been hard at work raising funds for our (Student Nurse Organization) group,” said Rachel Trzpuc, president of the LRSC associate degree nurse class. “Our donation gives this great organization half the amount they will need to purchase this drone.”

Keely Plemel, vice president of the Student Nurse Organization said working with the UAS team and learning what they do was a great experience, and the new drone will bring new capabilities to the UAS team.


“Being able to support this team will open doors for many forms of surveillance, searching and safety,” she said.

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