Former superintendent who left amid sexual misconduct charge drowns trying to rescue dog

Carl Eugene Remmers, 66, died in a river outside Pierre, S.D. after his golden retriever ran out onto the ice and broke through. Rescuers found the dog alive, treading water about 100 yards away. The Bemidji Pioneer reports Remmers pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor and resigned from the district in 2010 after he was charged with inappropriately touching a 17-year-old boy.
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Carl Eugene Remmers, 66, died in a river outside Pierre, S.D. after his golden retriever ran out onto the ice and broke through. Rescuers found the dog alive, treading water about 100 yards away. The Bemidji Pioneer reports Remmers pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor and resigned from the district in 2010 after he was charged with inappropriately touching a 17-year-old boy.

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