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Search continues for missing Staples man, effort scaled back with no new clues

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Search continues for missing Staples man, effort scaled back with no new clues
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

STAPLES - As the search for a missing 82-year-old Staples man in Cass County enters its sixth day, authorities are still searching but have scaled back the search after finding no new clues since Saturday.

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Peter Achermann, 82, has been missing since Friday when he was last seen in Staples. His 1995 Chevrolet station wagon he was driving was located Saturday stuck on a dead-end dirt road in northern Becker Township in Cass County, northeast of Staples.

Authorities and volunteers are still searching today.

Achermann is a white man, about 5-foot-9, 175 pounds and has a gray beard and generally walks with a cane. He lives on a Moose Lake Township farm north of Leader.

Cass County authorities are still focusing their search on a remote heavily wood area in northern Becker Township.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Department at (800) 450-2677 or (218) 547-1424.

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