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Body found near Dickinson State University practice fields

August 20, 2019

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Officials at Dickinson State University say a student was walking to campus after football practice when he discovered a body near the university’s practice fields.

The body was discovered shortly before 5 p.m. Monday near the large, grassy fields that lie between the football stadium and campus. The fields are used by the university and surrounding community.

The individual’s identity has not been released.

Vice President of University Relations Marie Moe says Dickinson police are investigating. A message left with the police department was not immediately returned.

Moe says that based on available information, officials do not believe the person was a student or connected to the university. Fall classes haven’t started, and the only students on campus are athletes who arrived early for practice. All student athletes have checked in.

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