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Search continues for missing Minot man

The Minot Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ron Lane Petersen, 54, Minot, who was reported missing from his home in Minot by family and friends.

According to information from Minot police on Saturday, his family reported he was not acting normal prior to his disappearance and they are concerned he could be suffering from mental illness.

Petersen’s vehicle was located northwest of Sawyer parked on a gravel road, Minot police said on Saturday. The Ward County Sheriff’s Department and Minot Police Department conducted a search of the area but did not find Petersen.

The Ward County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the North Dakota Highway Patrol bloodhounds and airplane, but still were unable to locate Petersen, according to Minot police.

As of 6 p.m. Sunday, Petersen had not been located.

Petersen is a white male, 6 feet tall, about 190 pounds, with long blond hair and blue eyes. Police did not have a current description of his clothing.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Petersen, saw or picked up a person matching his description in the Sawyer area on around July 1 are asked to notify the Minot Police Department at 852-0111.

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