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78-year-old Northome man dies in house fire

NORTHOME, Minn. - A 78-year-old Northome man died in an early morning house fire Wednesday, officials said Thursday.

The Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Northome home at about 4 a.m. Emergency personnel found Edward Thompson dead in the home, officials said.

The state fire marshall and the sheriff’s office are investigating the cause of the fire, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

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