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Remains found near Perham from Native American

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PERHAM, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say human remains found near Perham appear to be the old remains of a Native American.

The sheriff’s office in Otter Tail County says little more is known about the person so far.

The remains were found Aug. 27 when a utility company digging along Big Pine Lake near Perham unearthed a human skull.

The state archaeologist office is collaborating with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council to identify the remains.

Custody will eventually be transferred to the council.

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