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Forum Communications, Published November 01 2012

No sign of missing Bemidji man

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Land and water searches for Matt Pulis have not turned up any signs of the Bemidji man, according to a press release Thursday from the Bemidji Police Department.

Pulis, 31, was last seeing in the early-morning hours Oct. 20 as he left downtown Bemidji.

Police have conducted a shoreline search of Lake Bemidji and Lake Irvine and have completed a 200-block, door-to-door search of the area believed to have been Pulis’ route home, according to the release.

Lake searches were done by boat and side-scan sonar, the release stated.

An aerial search was planned Thursday to be conducted over a 500-acre lowland area west of the city, according to the release.

The public is asked to continue checking their properties and any outbuildings, campers or structures.

Pulis is described as 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds. He is white, with chin-length brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information should call the police at 218-333-9111.