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Search continues today for missing 27-year-old Fargo man

FARGO - Authorities will resume the search this morning for a 27-year-old Fargo man who has been missing since the first week in January.

Law enforcement agencies from Cass and Clay counties and the North Dakota Highway Patrol will begin the ground and aerial search for Colter Brandon Dallman at around 10:30 a.m. near Exit 56 on Interstate 29 east of Horace, said Sgt. Tara Morris, spokeswoman for the Cass County Sheriff's Office.

Fargo police, using a Highway Patrol airplane, conducted an aerial search of that area last Thursday but didn't find anything significant. Authorities waited until today to conduct the ground search because of dangerously cold temperatures last week.

Morris said today's search will also cover areas along County Road 14 and near the Wild Rice River. Valley Water Rescue is bringing a search dog to aid in the effort, she said.

Authorities say Dallman's cellphone last made contact with a cell tower southeast of Horace on Jan. 9. His car was found with the keys in it near Exit 56.

Dallman's mother, Carolyn Woodruff of Beulah, previously told The Forum that from the looks of his residence it appeared he wasn't traveling, as he didn't take any suitcases or his medication and left credit cards and money on his dresser.

"It looks like he just went out to do something or get a bite to eat and never came back," she said.

Dallman has a history of depression and had times in the past where he fought suicidal thoughts, she said.

"It's a possibility," she said, "but there was no suicide note or anything to make that the only possibility."