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Personnel from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, New Richmond Fire & Rescue, the New Richmond Area Ambulance Service and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources gather for instructions just before searching an area along 210th Avenue in the Town of Star Prairie for a missing 9-year-old boy on Monday, June 30. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

UPDATE: Missing 9-year-old boy found safe

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A 9-year-old rural Somerset boy was found safe after he was missing for about seven hours on Monday, June 30, prompting a search effort involving multiple local agencies and an appeal to area media.

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According to a press release from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, Grant John Lindahl, 9, walked out of the woods and was spotted by a neighbor and a Sheriff’s Office investigator about a quarter of a mile from his home just after 4 p.m. after last being seen at about 9 a.m.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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