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Student killed in railyard appeared to be taking short cut, Bemidji roommate says

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota 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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