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Man found dead Thursday in Fargo likely froze to death

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FARGO – A man whose body was found Thursday afternoon in Fargo is believed to have frozen to death, which would make it the area’s first death in six years from exposure to harsh winter weather.

Police had a preliminary identification of the man Thursday evening and were working to notify next of kin before releasing his name publicly, Lt. Joel Vettel said.

He said it appeared Thursday that the man was homeless.

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