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Friends and co-workers of Matthew Pulis gathered at Paul and Babe to hear prayers of hope and to show support for the family of the young man missing since October. They released 32 balloons on the day of his birthday, Thursday night. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

On Pulis’ birthday, a prayer for answers


BEMIDJI – Matthew Charles Pulis was born 32 years ago Thursday.

Friends and family in two northern Minnesota cities marked the occasion by praying for answers to why he disappeared in October, leaving behind few clues. And ultimately, they hoped for his return.

“This is not a memorial service whatsoever,” said Pulis’ sister Steph Kniefel. She was in their hometown of Mountain Iron Thursday night for a Mass of special intentions at the local Catholic church.

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