St. Paul CEO's body is found floating in northern MN river


The body of a Twin Cities CEO has been pulled from a river in northern Minnesota.

The East Grand Forks Exponent reports that the body was spotted floating in the Rainy River a mile east of Baudette at around 11:26 a.m. Monday, according to the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff's Office.

The body was later identified as 52-year-old John Martin Stiglich of Shoreview, who is the CEO of St. Paul-based Cirdan Health Systems and Consulting. He was pronounced dead at the Lakewood Health Center in Baudette after attempts to revive him failed, the newspaper notes.

According to the Pioneer Press, Stiglich was spending the weekend at a family cabin on the Rainy River with friends when an "accident" happened.

Authorities are investigating the nature of his death, with an autopsy due to be performed.

The Cirdan website says the company provides "consulting, strategic planning and data management services" to the health care industry.

Stiglich was the CEO and President, having had 25 years in individual and group insurance markets.

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