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Lost hunter found in Mahnomen County

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office says a hunter lost in the woods about four miles southwest of Bejou was found the same day after a 2.5-hour search in subzero temperatures.

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Steven Engebretson, 56, of Pelican Rapids was dropped off at his hunting site by two friends at about 3 p.m. Saturday. At 6 p.m., the sheriff's office received a report that Engebretson was lost in a wooded area known as Frog Lake, according to a news release.

The sheriff's office, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota State Patrol searched for Engebretson using four-wheelers and tracking dogs.

When Engebretson was found, he told authorities "he got turned around in the woods," the release says.

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