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Jon Beck, unmanned aerial surveillance department program manager, right, confers with Northland Community and Technical College President Ann Temte, left, and Chief Development Officer Dan Klug, at the East Grand Forks, Minn., campus via a new interactive audio-visual classroom. The technology connects classrooms at the main campus in Thief River Falls, Aerospace Center at the Thief River Falls airport and the East Grand Forks campus.

UAS training programs grow across region

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – Last week’s announcement that the University of North Dakota and Grand Forks will be one of six test sites to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the nation’s airspace had officials flying high not only in North Dakota, but in Minnesota as well.


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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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