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Drones to fly over tailgaters before NDSU game Saturday

September 24, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Look up, tailgaters. You’ll see a drone in the sky as you party before Saturday’s North Dakota State football game in Fargo.

The first public mission of North Dakota’s drone program will be held between 9 a.m. and about 1 p.m. before the Bison take on South Dakota State at the Fargodome.

The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed North Dakota’s Unmanned Aircraft System team to conduct drone flights at the Fargodome parking lots of E, F and G. The drones will be flying over the tailgating area to gather data.

Gov. Doug Burgum, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer and other officials will be present during the mission and making remarks at 11 a.m. at the Fargo Air Museum .

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