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FNS Photo by John Stennes Paul Johnson, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee, measures the depth of the snow on top of the ice on the Red River on Thursday between Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, Minn.

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EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Bill Odell carried an auger early Thursday morning out onto the Red River near East Grand Forks, though his intentions weren’t to drill a hole for ice fishing.


Odell and colleague Paul Johnson are traveling around Minnesota conducting ice and snow depth surveys for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett
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