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Victim of train accident in Detroit Lakes identified as Park Rapids man

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The victim of a pedestrian-train accident near Detroit Lakes last month has been identified as a Park Rapids man.

Norman Lee Maunu, 54, was believed to have left Park Rapids Dec. 17 for Detroit Lakes. The following evening, he was struck and killed by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train near Detroit Lakes, Sheriff Tim Gordon said.


Maunu was identified by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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