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NDSU student home from hospital after being exposed to extreme cold

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An 18-year-old from Fargo who was hospitalized after being exposed to extreme cold following a New Year's Eve party is back home.

Jacob Eichelberger wrote in his online CaringBridge journal Friday that he was home, "Finally."

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The North Dakota State University freshman thanked everyone who had prayed for him, stating: "It totally helped. It feels so good to be home."

Fargo police found Eichelberger suffering from hypothermia and frostbite after someone reported a man screaming and pounding on the door of a south Fargo church.

Eichelberger was initially taken to Innovis Health in Fargo and later taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

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