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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 and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog
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