North Dakota Native Launches Drone Business

Sen. John Hoeven thinks drone technology will be North Dakota's "next big thing." He shared his belief at the DroneFocus 2016 conference in Fargo this summer and reiterated it in a commercial he recently shot for his re-election campaign.

The commercial features Flight Pros, a drone business launched in March by Davenport, N.D., native Joey Schmit.

Schmit is somewhat of a local pioneer in drones. The 32-year-old built his first drone back in 2011 when he wanted to shoot video that would improve navigation of the disc golf courses he designed.

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