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FNS Photo by John Stennes Lincoln Marshall, left, and Britton Smith, both with the North Dakota Department of Transportation, braved a blizzard Monday night to go out on Interstate 29 with snowplows to rescue Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild and three stranded motorists.

Rescue mission complete: Plows clear path through storm for stranded travelers, sheriff

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GRAND FORKS — Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was stranded along Interstate 29 east of Grafton for about six hours during a blizzard Monday night while attempting to rescue a pair of travelers.

It took two snowplows, clearing a 25-mile path from Grand Forks to Exit 172 and back, to get Wild and the stranded travelers to safety.

Wild responded to the initial call late Monday afternoon, trying to reach them in his four-wheel-drive vehicle.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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