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Elderly man who was missing is found

An 81-year-old man who was reported missing Monday in Carlton County was found within four hours. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office reported the man missing about 2 p.m., saying he was an Alzhiemer's patient who left on foot from his residence ...

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An 81-year-old man who was reported missing Monday in Carlton County was found within four hours.

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office reported the man missing about 2 p.m., saying he was an Alzhiemer's patient who left on foot from his residence in Lakeview Township. Sheriff Kelly Lake said he was found at

5:45 p.m. not far from where he had last been seen. He was in good condition,

Lake said.

For the first time, the sheriff's office used its new A Child Is Missing alert program that is designed to quickly alert residents in a specific area about missing people. The program automatically calls phone

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numbers in the area

*equested by law enforcement.

Lake said the system didn't play a role in finding the man, but it was good practice to put it into use. "It's a valuable tool for us," she said. Mobile numbers and other unlisted numbers can be added to the alert list. To enter your number, visit achildismissing.org.

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