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FNS File Photo by Eric Hylden Xiaodong Zhang, co-project leader, with the University of North Dakota Department of Earth System Science and Policy, stands by the buoy in this undated photo that he and his colleagues launched in Stump Lake.

UND: Thieves ransacked scientific buoy

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GRAND FORKS — A scientific buoy owned by the University of North Dakota was apparently damaged by thieves sometime this winter while it was stuck in the ice in Devils Lake, according to a university researcher.

“The buoy was one piece. When we got it back, it was two pieces,” said Xiaodong Zhang, an earth system science and policy professor. “Someone opened it up.”

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Tu-Uyen Tran
Tran is an enterprise reporter with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began his newspaper career in 1999 as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, now owned by Forum Communications. He began working for the Forum in September 2014. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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