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WISCONSIN STATE NEWS BRIEFS: Body IDed from Chippewa River

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EAU CLAIRE - A body pulled from the Chippewa River on Monday is that of a UW-Eau Claire student missing since April 19th.  Authorities identified him today as 20-year-old David Rodgers of Northfield, Minnesota. 

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He was a sophomore majoring in math education.  Authorities said he apparently fell off a pedestrian bridge near the Eau Claire campus.  His body was discovered Monday evening by canoeists on the river.  He graduated from Northfield High School in Minnesota in 2011.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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