Red River in Grand Forks County has been closed for public use

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The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office says because of current flooding conditions, the Red River throughout the boundaries of Grand Forks County is closed for public use until further notice.

All public access points to the Red River through Grand Forks County are currently closed. The Sheriff's Office says increasing river levels, falling water temperatures and expected rain through the weekend deems it unsafe.

The water will need to recede to a safe level for it to reopen.