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Northwest Minnesota embraces drone industry

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 by: ADAM BELZ , Star Tribune Northwest Minnesotans created the snowmobile industry. Now leaders in the region want to join forces with North Dakota to pioneer the commercial use of drones throughout the nation’s airspace. With ambitions to develop a drone technology…

Drones airborne to sell San Diego homes

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By Jonathan Horn The octocopter’s eight propellers spun more than a thousand times per minute, as the drone slowly lifted off from a sun-soaked backyard in Rancho Santa Fe. A high definition camera hung from the buzzing unmanned aerial vehicle. The…

N.C. State launches drone contest

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By Dan Kane As the spider-like drone climbed 25 feet into the air and flew nearly the length of the grassy expanse at the center of N.C. State University’s engineering school, Professor Mihail Sichitiu followed it on the ground with…

Legality of private drone use up in the air

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By Tess Townsend Owners flying them for fun and profit as concerns addressed Earlier this month, Tim Yakaitis stood by the fenced section of a house for sale on Wyassup Road in North Stonington before sunset. He squinted as he focused…

Businesses embrace drones despite buzz of worry

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 by: JIM BUCHTA , Star Tribune A growing array of businesses are rushing to explore how to use drone technology — from real estate and commercial photography to crop management and product delivery. But that charge is sparking a significant legal skirmish…