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Police identify Grand Forks snow removal worker who died

GRAND FORKS — Authorities have identified a Grand Forks man who died while working as part of a snow removal crew at about 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Robert J. Coons, 61, was at the front of a skid-steer loader when he apparently slipped off and fell under the wheels of the vehicle, according to a news release from Grand Forks police.

Officers arrived and attempted CPR, but Coons died at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing, but police don't suspect foul play.

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