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Blaine, Minn., hunter missing in northern Becker County

A hunter failed to show up at his group's agreed-upon meeting time and location on Sunday, Nov. 8, and was reported missing in the Gardner Lake-area, near Bad Medicine Lake, north of Ponsford,

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A hunter was reported missing in northern Becker County, according to a Monday morning, Nov. 9, news release from the Becker County Sheriff's Office.

Paul Sandstrom, 58, of Blaine, Minn., was last seen on Sunday, Nov. 8, in the area of Gardner Lake, near Bad Medicine Lake, north of Ponsford, Minn., on Highway 113. He was wearing orange and black hunting clothing.

Members of Sandstrom's hunting group said he failed to show up at their agreed upon meeting time and location at 11:30 a.m. and later reported him missing to law enforcement.

The Becker County Sheriff's Office, White Earth police, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services are assisting other regional entities with the search. The search area is heavily wooded and contains several small lakes and ponds.

If anyone has information about Sandstrom's whereabouts, contact the Becker County Sheriffs' Office immediately at 218- 847-2661.

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