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Missing Cloquet man found in Koochiching County

A 51-year-old Cloquet man was found tonight in Koochiching County after being missing for almost 11 hours. Todd Hennemuth disappeared from the group home near Cloquet where he lives around 11:10 a.m., according to St. Louis County Search and Resc...

A 51-year-old Cloquet man was found tonight in Koochiching County after being missing for almost 11 hours.

Todd Hennemuth disappeared from the group home near Cloquet where he lives around 11:10 a.m., according to St. Louis County Search and Rescue Squad Capt. Tom Crossmon.

Crossmon described Hennemuth as a "vulnerable adult" but did not know the nature of Hennemuth's impairment.

Hennemuth was found in Koochiching County around 10 p.m. Crossmon said he apparently arrived there after being given a ride.

About 30 law enforcement and rescue personnel spent this afternoon and evening searching a six-mile area of southern St. Louis County for Hennemuth.

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The search for Hennemuth began about 2 p.m., and by 4 p.m. the rescue squad began using a bloodhound to track Hennemuth.

Mounted volunteers from the Carlton County Sheriff's Department also helped with the search, and a second bloodhound was called in as the search entered evening. Search efforts were concentrated between Highway 33 and the St. Louis River north of Cloquet.

Crossmon said a bloodhound picked up parts of a trail, but nothing that led to finding Hennemuth.

Crossmon said Hennemuth has gone missing before. Last winter, he disappeared and was found in Cloquet at a residence where his mother used to live.

A light, persistent rain made search conditions "less than ideal" for search personnel, Crossmon said, but helped keep the scent of Hennemuth's trail fresh for the dogs.

The search was discontinued about 9:30 p.m. because searchers turned up evidence that Hennemuth may have been picked up by a vehicle.

In addition to the rescue squad and the Carlton County Sheriff's Department, the St. Louis and Lake county sheriff's departments assisted with the search.

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