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The North Wind is an independent student publication serving the Northern Michigan University community. It is partially funded by the Student Activity Fee. The North Wind digital paper is published daily during the fall and winter semesters except on university holidays and during exam weeks. The North Wind Board of Directors is composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, administration and area media.

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Student dies in Marquette home

A cause of death is still being determined in the off-campus death of an NMU student, according to the Marquette City Police Department.

Sophomore entrepreneurship major, Matthew Osterman, 19, died Jan. 20 in his home at 822 N. Fourth St. said Detective Capt. Mike Kohler.

The 911 call was made at 3:31 p.m., Kohler said.

An email was sent to all NMU students, faculty and staff on Monday from David Rayome, dean of the college of business.

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“On behalf of Northern Michigan University, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time,” Rayome said in the email. “We know he will be greatly missed.”

An autopsy was performed Monday, Jan. 23, said Derek Hall, assistant vice president of marketing and communications. NMU counseling services are available for anyone in need.

A Celebration of Life will be held Jan. 28 in L’Anse, Michigan. For more information, visit

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