Northwest Minnesota embraces drone industry



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 cluster, dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting Tuesday in Thief River Falls with government authorities including Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Collin Peterson to talk about ways to collaborate and promote the region as a center for the unmanned aircraft industry.”

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