The Future of North Dakota Defense Communities

We are excited to announce that Grand Forks will host the first of its kind North Dakota Regional Defense Forum at the Alerus Center October 10th and 11th! Supporting North Dakota’s defense presence unites leaders from our military installations, communities, and industry in an ongoing journey that is evolving with the ever changing needs of …

Grand Forks UAS unit receives excellence award

The Northeast Regional UAS Unit (NERUASU) received the Excellence in Police Aviation award, which recognizes exemplary work in airborne law enforcement. The award emphasizes initiatives to enhance the general level and safety of operations, accident prevention programs, and the efficiency and effectiveness of airborne law enforcement. The award was given by the International Association of …

Five years after its inception, Grand Sky continues to take shape

By Brandi Jewett Grand Forks Herald October 17, 2016 Tom Swoyer Jr. can recall in 2011 sitting around a boardroom table in the UND Center for Innovation with local leaders discussing the idea of building an airport for unmanned aircraft. The pitch for an aviation business park on vacant Grand Forks Air Force Base land …

Grand Forks Air Force Base on short list for tanker mission

Grand Forks Herald By Brandi Jewitt. June 23, 2016 Grand Forks Air Force Base is among five finalists the U.S. Air Force is considering for a new refueling tanker mission. That mission isn’t the only one local and state leaders are pushing for, with U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven asking the base also …

Grand Forks to Be Recognized as a Great Defense Community

City of Grand Forks June 10, 2016 by Sharyl Simeone Grand Forks, ND – Mayor Michael R. Brown along with City, County and Economic Development Corporation leaders will be traveling to Washington, DC the week of June 20th to be recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Defense Communities in the United States.  The …