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Violations lead to 8 arrests in Fargo

As of Thursday night, Fargo police had arrested a total of eight people for violating state of emergency ordinances - such as climbing dikes - including a cameraman for CNN, Lt.

As of Thursday night, Fargo police had arrested a total of eight people for violating state of emergency ordinances - such as climbing dikes - including a cameraman for CNN, Lt. Joel Vettel said Thursday night.

Arrested were Kyle Czech, 19, Moorhead; Gregory Elsner, 24, Fargo; Dane Hammer, 19, Moorhead; Rebecca Iwanicki, 21, Fargo; Katrina Ruh, 19, Farmington, Minn.; Kevin Ruhland, 24, Fargo; Laura Winter, 40, Moorhead; and Marissa Wolfgram, 20, Fargo.

Police have not had any incidents where individuals resisted arrest or where force was required to detain them, Vettel said.

"Most of them were ashamed of why they were there," he said, saying they were all sightseers.

Throughout the week, area authorities have received reports of people on dikes, stolen sump pumps and sandbags, according to police dispatch e-briefings.

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Authorities received a report just about 7:20 p.m. Thursday that five or six people were taking sandbags from a levee and placing them around a nearby home, according to police scanner traffic.

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