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Roommate: UND student from Minneapolis found dead along railroad tracks often used short cut

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The UND student found dead Saturday morning in the Grand Forks rail yard was apparently taking a short cut between his apartment and campus, according to police and his roommate.


He may have clambered over or through a train blocking his way, said Lt. Jim Remer with the Grand Forks Police Department.

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