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A Police tow notice sits under the wiper blade on a car in the city impound lot. Various parking violations, as well as accidents, cause cars to end up in the lot. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald

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Nearly 30 cars form two rows in the Grand Forks city impound lot.

All were towed by wrecker or flatbed to the lot, situated on the north end of town, each representing a tow charge for its owner.


Some of the cars will be retrieved by their owners while the remainder will sit long enough to be considered eligible for the police department’s annual car auction.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks 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 work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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