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Grand Forks County sheriff gets drone license from FAA

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The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department just received federal license to use a miniature helicopter drone as a new tool in law enforcement across 16 counties in northeast North Dakota.

The Draganflyer X6 carries only a camera, no weapons, and, weighing only two pounds, can be easily carried around in the back of a squad vehicle.

"It would be somebody asking for mutual aid, like a lost child or an escaped prisoner," said Grand Forks Sheriff Bob Rost.

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