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Police renew plea for public’s help to find man

BEMIDJI – Police continue searching for a Bemidji man missing since Oct. 20, and renewed a plea Monday for the public’s help.

Matthew Charles Pulis, 31, was last seen early Oct. 20 in downtown Bemidji.

A news release, along with a previously unpublished photo, issued Monday said police have investigated all leads in Pulis’ disappearance.

Thus far, officers conducted a 200-block search by going door-to-door for clues, performed an aerial search above Lake Bemidji and Lake Irvine and searched his residence.

Pulis is described as a Caucasian male, 5-feet, 7-inches tall, 165 pounds with blue eyes and longer light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a zip type dark blue hooded sweatshirt.

Police said Pulis’ bank account has not been accessed since his disappearance. He also has not had contact with anyone, including family.

Police Detective Mike Solheim is the lead contact in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact him by calling (218) 333-8373 or emailing

In addition, people with information can call the general law enforcement center by dialing (218) 333-9111 or toll free at (888) 449-9111.