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Authorities ID body found in river in St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The body of a man recovered in the Mississippi River in St. Cloud has been identified.

The Stearns County sheriff's office reports Monday that the body of 58-year-old Dennis Everett Button was recovered near the University Bridge on Saturday evening. Button had no permanent address.

The Ramsey County medical examiner's office determined the preliminary cause of death was freshwater drowning. Button's family members in North Dakota have been notified.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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