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Heroism, changes in Riverside Dam helped to save two lives in Grand Forks

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GRAND FORKS - Beside some quick-thinking heroism from people out walking in the dazzling white but warm Saturday in East Grand Forks, modifications to Riverside Dam on the Red River years ago likely helped save the lives of two snowmobilers who drove over the dam.

One of them, Donn Hilde, 36, was in satisfactory condition in Altru Hospital Sunday night, after being pulled by three passers-by from the ice-rimmed frigid waters below the dam.

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