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Carl Remmers

Former Benson school superintendent dies after falling through ice near Pierre, S.D.

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BENSON -- A former superintendent of the Benson Schools died Tuesday after falling through the ice near Pierre, S.D., while trying to rescue his dog, the Bemidji Pioneer reported today.

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Carl Eugene Remmers, 66, drowned after falling through the ice on the Missouri River near a campground area east of the city.

Remmers served as superintendent in Benson from June, 2000 to June, 2006 when he accepted the superintendent position for the Cass Lake-Bena School District.

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