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Police say Bemidji University student spent ‘substantial period of time’ lying in cold

BEMIDJI - The 19-year-old Bemidji State University student found outside Sunday morning may have been lying outdoors for some time, Bemidji Police said Tuesday.

BEMIDJI - The 19-year-old Bemidji State University student found outside Sunday morning may have been lying outdoors for some time, Bemidji Police said Tuesday.

Police said they responded to a call of an unresponsive female at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the 1600 block of Calihan Avenue, about a block from the Bemidji State campus. Emergency personnel found Hannah Rolschau, 19, of Zimmerman, Minn., lying in the snow found outside a residence, according to a release Tuesday from the Bemidji Police Department. Police said Rolschau was unresponsive and breathing, and her clothes were wet and there were indications “she had been lying outside for a substantial period of time,” the release said.

Rolschau was take to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, then transported to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.

Rolschau is a second-year education major at BSU, school officials said.

The case remains under investigation.

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In December, a Bemidji State student died from hypothermia after she fell into a creek while walking to her dorm from a house party.

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