Ride Ice Cake Down River Flood
East Grand Forks, Minn., April 17.—William McDuff and Elmer Howe accepted a dare to stand on an ice cake beneath the bridge spanning the Red Lake River here. Their weight dislodged a portion of the ice and it carried them down stream into the Red river. The two floated down the river for over a mile. Their ice cake struck the piling of a railway bridge and with the assistance of friends who had pursued them in an automobile they were pulled up on to the planking.
Sioux County Pioneer, 4/21/1916