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Drones, License Plate Readers May Get Scrutiny

A new commission set up to study Minnesota’s privacy and data practices laws could look at rules for drones, license plate readers on police cruisers and abuse of government data, commission members said Tuesday.

07/08/2014

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FAA Grounds Wis. Brewery’s Proposed Drone Delivery

Earlier this week, WCCO reported on a Wisconsin craft brewery’s plans to deliver its beer by drone. The Federal Aviation Administration has gotten word of the plan, and they’re grounding it.

01/31/2014

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Wis. Brewery Testing Out Beer Drones

Is it a viral ad or is it the next big thing in brewski? Last month, Amazon announced it was testing out drones to deliver packages. Now a Wisconsin brewery is apparently trying out the idea for itself.

01/28/2014

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Good Question: Could Drone Delivery Really Take Off?

On CBS’ 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a plan to deliver packages within 30 minutes by unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Amazon’s “Prime Air’ service could be used for packages which weigh less than five pounds, and can only be sent to destinations that are within 10 miles of an Amazon distribution center. Bezos said he hopes the service could be ready in four years. “I know this looks like science fiction,” Bezos said. “It’s not.” So, how realistic is this idea?

12/02/2013

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Officials Say North Dakota Is Good Fit For Drones

North Dakota’s uncongested airspace and tumultuous weather conditions make the state an ideal spot for a civilian drones test site, say officials who are leading the campaign to land the federal project.

05/27/2013

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Minn. National Guard Launches New Drone Facility

The Minnesota National Guard has officially launched its new $3.9 million Unmanned Aircraft Operations Facility at Camp Ripley. Officials showed off the new 13,000-square-foot building Friday at a grand opening ceremony, giving the public a chance to see how the unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, work.

05/18/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Propose Curbs On Police Drones

A trio of Republican state senators is pushing to bar law enforcers from using remotely piloted drones in Minnesota for evidence gathering except in rare circumstances.

02/14/2013