DICKINSON, N.D. — Officials at Dickinson State University say a student was walking to campus after football practice when he discovered a body near the university's practice fields.

The body was discovered shortly before 5 p.m. Monday near the large, grassy fields between the football stadium and campus. The fields are used by the university and surrounding community.

The individual's identity has not been released.

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Vice President of University Relations, Marie Moe, says Dickinson police are investigating. A message left with the police department was not immediately returned.

Moe says that based on available information, officials do not believe the person was a student or connected to the university. Fall classes haven't started, and the only students on campus are athletes who arrived early for practice. All student athletes have checked in.

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