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Man found dead on Minnesota golf course may have Tacoma ties

A man who appears to have ties to Tacoma was found dead on a golf course near his home in northwestern Minnesota.

Polk County authorities were called to the Sandhill River Golf Course in Fertile about 4:10 p.m. Monday and found the body of 35-year-old Andrew Springer.

The sheriff’s office says preliminary autopsy results show no signs of foul play and that Springer apparently died of hypothermia.

Deputy Sheriff Brian Lundeen tells the Star Tribune Springer recently moved to Fertile, about 30 miles southeast of Crookston, from Washington and lived less than two blocks from the course.

The Grand Forks Herald reported that a background check showed a man with Springer’s name, age and birth year lived at several addresses in Tacoma. A Polk County sheriff‘s spokesman told the paper he wasn’t sure where Springer was from.

A Facebook page appearing to belong to Springer lists him as living in Fertile, and from Tacoma.

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