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2 Minn. snowmobilers get lost, are found safe

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

VOYAGEUR'S NATIONAL PARK, Minn. (AP) — Two snowmobilers who went missing in a St. Louis County park have been found safe after they spent a frigid night in an unheated boathouse.

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A Hibbing Daily Tribune report (http://bit.ly/VfOVLR ) says the two Hibbing men were snowmobiling in Voyageur's National Park. They were expected to return home late Saturday. When they didn't show up, a rescue squad began searching for them Sunday about 3:30 a.m.

As officers were checking local resorts and hotels, the men made their way back to the Ash River Trail at 9:30 a.m.

They told authorities they got lost after getting disoriented in the blowing, drifting snow. They took refuge in the park's boathouse.

One man had sustained a minor back injury. Neither man required hospitalization.

Their names haven't been released.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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