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Missing man's body found in Mississippi River

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Woodbury, 55125

Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

The body of William "Bill" Fiebranz was recovered from the Mississippi River near Clearwater Wednesday.

The 38-year-old Blaine man had been missing since March 29 when he failed to come home from his nationally acclaimed tackle shop in Fridley.

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Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, his body was recovered by the Wright County Sheriff's water pa-trol nearly three miles south of the Clearwater boat landing where his Silverado pickup was found through GPS tracking March 29.

A paraplegic, Fiebranz's wheelchair was found about 100 yards from his truck, partially sub-merged about 15 feet from shore.

Water and aerial searches were conducted in the weeks following Fiebranz's disappearance, but had turned up nothing.

Fiebranz was born and raised in Alexandria and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1987. He has several friends and family members in the area, including a grandmother, Lorna Fie-branz, and a sister, Kathy Niblett, who both live in Alexandria.

His body was transported to the Ramsey County medical examiner's office. The case is under investigation by the Sherburne County Sheriff's Department and the Blaine Police Department.

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