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Wadena man missing, needs diabetes medication

WADENA, Minn. - A 76-year-old man in need of diabetes medication went missing here Monday morning, authorities say.

Wadena Police Sergeant/Investigator Tom Crawford said Wednesday that David Delano Paulson was last seen at 10:40 a.m. Monday 8 at his home. He is a white male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with gray hair and he is balding. He is believed to be driving a silver 1997 Buick Park Avenue, with Minnesota license plate PZK444. The car has two political bumper stickers on the back end, one for Paul Wellstone and one for Mike Hatch.

Paulson suffers from dementia and diabetes. He is in need of his diabetes medication, Crawford said, and does not have the medication with him.

Anyone with information on Paulson or the vehicle is asked to call the Wadena Police Department at (218) 631-7700 or the Wadena County Sheriff's Department at (218) 631-7600.

Steve Schulz is an editor at the Wadena (Minn.) Pioneer Journal, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.