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Zacher: A man of vision; entrepreneur led south shore development

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Longtime developer and entrepreneur John Zacher will be remembered for his efforts to make Bemidji a better place to live, according to former Bemidji mayor Doug Peterson.


The body of Zacher, a 56-year-old businessman from Hackensack, was recovered Friday morning after the helicopter he was piloting crashed Thursday into Ten Mile Lake in Cass County.

His wife, Vicki, 55, managed to swim to shore and was briefly hospitalized for hypothermia.

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