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Ian MacRae of the University of Minnesota-Crookston looks over one of the UAS vehicles on display at Northland Community & Technical College during a tour at the Northland Aerospace UAS Summit on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Thief River Falls, Minn. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Eric Hylden

UAS taking flight in Minnesota

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Though North Dakota and five other states edged Minnesota out of the running for an unmanned aerial systems test site last year, there doesn’t seem to be any hard feelings.  

North Dakota’s test site is an hour to the southwest of Thief River Falls in Grand Forks County, but Northland Community & Technical College students here soon could be flying unmanned aircraft within in their own state borders.

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