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Published March 07, 2010, 09:10 PM

Man Injured In East Grand Forks Snowmobile Accident

A North Dakota man has been hospitalized following a snowmobile crash on a ridge along the Red River in East Grand Forks.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) - A North Dakota man has been

hospitalized following a snowmobile crash on a ridge along the Red

River in East Grand Forks.

Authorities identified him as 36-year-old Todd Franks of Grand

Forks, N.D.

East Grand Forks police say Franks was speeding when his

snowmobile hit a ridge and went airborne for 60 to 80 feet, then

rolled. Franks was found 50 feet away from the snowmobile.

Franks was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.,

following the 8 p.m. Saturday crash. A spokeswoman says he was in

stable condition on Sunday.

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