MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A northern Minnesota man who was missing for several weeks has been found dead.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said a body was found in a ditch in Nashwauk Township Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office said the body is that of 24-year-old Curtis Strand of Hibbing. Strand was reported missing several weeks ago.

Curtis Strand (credit: Itasca County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities said Strand’s death does not appear to be suspicious. His cause of death in under investigation.

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