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Family: Retired Polk County judge drowns in Panama

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CROOKSTON, Minn. - The daughter of a retired Polk County judge says her father has drowned while on vacation in Panama.

John Roue of Crookston died Sunday afternoon, according to his daughter, Jill Burggraf. He was 68 years old.

Burggraf said Monday that Roue and his wife were vacationing at a friend's villa. The two were swimming when they were caught in an undertow.

Burggraf said her stepmother escaped, but her father didn't.

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