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Grand Forks Sheriff's Department wins grant for water rescue

The Grand Forks County Water Rescue Team has received a $292,166 grant from the state Department of Emergency Services, the Sheriff's Department said.

The Grand Forks County Water Rescue Team has received a $292,166 grant from the state Department of Emergency Services, the Sheriff's Department said.

The funds will pay for more equipment and training.

The team spent a majority of June and July in Burleigh and Ward counties supporting local authorities in their flood fights.

The Sheriff's Department and Grand Forks Police Department are working to incorporate the team into the Special Operations Group, which already includes Grand Forks Tactical, Bomb Squad and Crisis Negotiation Teams.

The group assists with emergency responses in the northeast region of North Dakota.

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