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Drone Racing Becoming Popular In Minnesota, North Dakota

Drone racing is growing rapidly as a sport in Minnesota and North Dakota. Drone racing is growing rapidly as a sport in Minnesota and North Dakota. |  Photo: WDIO

Associated Press
Updated: May 28, 2018 03:32 AM

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - Drone racing is taking off as a rapidly growing sport driven by pilots, thrill seekers and tinkerers in places in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Minnesota Public Radio reports that the Quad Squad Fargo-Moorhead club brings together drone enthusiasts from Moorhead, Minnesota and sister city Fargo, North Dakota.

Drone pilots wear special goggles that allow them to see video from the drone's camera. Pilots then navigate a course as many times as possible within two minutes.

Tony Bjerke started the group after learning about drone racing leagues. The club has about three dozen members.

Club members race each other, but also compete against clubs from the Twin Cities, Duluth and Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Racers say gear costs about $1,200, though many spend more to build their drones.

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