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ND soldier dies of natural causes while serving in Kosovo

A North Dakota National Guard soldier serving in Kosovo has died of apparent natural causes, a spokeswoman said.

The soldier's name can't be released until 24 hours after the soldier's family has been contacted, according to Staff Sgt. Amy Wieser Willson, deputy public information officer. A news release is expected later today.

The soldier died around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Wieser Willson said. The death was not the result of an accident and wasn't combat-related, she said.