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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Search continues for Shakopee man

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

SHAKOPEE, Minn. - The search continues in Shakopee today for a man who went fishing Wednesday and never returned home. 

Police say 37-year-old Eric Lindquist was last seen by a family member late Tuesday night.  It's believed Lindquist left on foot to go fishing on the Minnesota River in Memorial Park.  Police and firefighters searched the area by foot, boat and helicopter but called off the effort overnight.  Lindquist is white, six-feet tall, weighs about 180 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.  Anyone with information is urged to call the Shakopee Police Department. 

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton hosted a public forum this afternoon at UMD with hundreds of college students from the four Duluth-area campuses.  Dayton and Higher Education Commissioner Larry Pogemiller was interviewed by Minnesota-Duluth Chancellor Lendley Black and then took questions from students about the state's future.  A number of legislators from the area and Duluth Mayor Don Ness also took part in the forum.  

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