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FNS Photo by Jesse Trelstad Ben Prather, vector control director for Cass County, checks sorts through a pile of collected mosquitoes on June 29, 2012, in West Fargo.

West Nile found in Grand Forks: Officials urge precautions against mosquito bites

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GRAND FORKS — Since the West Nile virus was discovered Wednesday in mosquitoes in the Grand Forks area, local officials are asking the public to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten.

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Todd Hanson, supervisor for the mosquito control program in Grand Forks, said West Nile virus was detected in a pool of mosquitoes Tuesday at one of their 23 trapping locations around the city.

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