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Published May 12, 2012, 02:39 PM

Name of Woman who Drowned in the Sheyenne River Released

Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) -- We now know the name of the Valley City woman who drowned in the Sheyenne River, while trying to save her dog.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

We now know the name of the Valley City woman who drowned in the Sheyenne River, while trying to save her dog.

Police say she's 38 year old Jodi Opatz. She's a long time resident in Valley City.

Opatz called 911 Friday morning panicked about her small dog being in the river, right by what locals call the little dam. Police say she told dispatch that she was jumping in to save her pet. Police pulled her body from the river within 30 minutes of that call, her dog also drowned.

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