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Search continues for missing hunter in Becker County, authorities not asking for volunteers

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — While the the Becker County Sheriff's Office says they are still searching for a missing hunter as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, they are not asking for volunteers to help in the search. Earlier reports indicated that they had been asking for the public's help, but they are not asking for volunteers to show up to the scene.

According to information released by the sheriff's office:

Authorities received a report about 3:45 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 8 that Paul Sandstrom, 58, of Blaine, Minn., was last seen in the Gardner Lake area, near Bad Medicine Lake in northern Becker County.

The area is heavily wooded and dotted with several small lakes and ponds.

Sandstrom failed to meet with his hunting group at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and was later reported missing.


He was last seen wearing orange and black hunting clothing.

The sheriff's office is being assisted by White Earth Tribal Police; the Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; and other agencies.

Anyone with information regarding Sandstrom's whereabouts is asked to contact the Becker County Sheriffs' Office 218-847-2661.

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