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One found dead after house fire near Thief River Falls

One person was found dead over the weekend after emergency crews responded to a reported house fire in rural Thief River Falls.

The fire was reported at approximately 10:22 p.m. Saturday at the residence of Mark A. Lindholm, according to Marshall County Sheriff John Novacek. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

A short time later, firefighters discovered a badly burned body on the main floor of the residence, in Excel Township.

The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Grand Forks for identification and autopsy.

The incident remains under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Minnesota state fire marshal’s office.

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