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Twin Cities man going to great lengths to find his beloved dog, missing in northern MN

He's hoping drone operators can help him locate Rowdi, his yellow lab.

A family is hoping drone operators can help them in their search to find their beloved dog, Rowdi, who went missing from a resort on the North Shore earlier this month. 

According to a widely shared Facebook post from Cory Carlson, the Carlsons were up on the North Shore when Rowdi, a yellow lab, went missing Feb. 10 from the Surfside resort in Tofte. 

Carlson said they're working with The Retrievers lost dog group and he's driving back and forth between the Twin Cities, hiking all over and putting up signs hoping to find Rowdi. 

In an emotional video, Carlson said they've learned dogs that go missing go into survival mode and hide in situations like this, which is why he is asking anyone who is a professional drone operator with an IR camera for help, saying Rowdi is likely more active at night and the technology could help them find him and bring him home. 

"We don't know where he is, so we have to assume for now that hopefully he stayed in the area," Carlson said, noting he's seen unaccompanied dog tracks in the area. "We're just going on a hunch that he's around here."

Carlson says he's set up a few different "stations" of food with cameras hoping to catch a glimpse of Rowdi. If the camera catches something, it goes straight to Carlson's phone.

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He's also thanking everyone who has helped share Rowdi's story and is looking for his dog, noting people have opened up their homes, given him their time and money as he searches for his dog. 

"I won't give up on this guy, not until I know for sure," Carlson said, "I'm not going to give up."

A missing dog poster says Rowdi may be hiding under porches or decks, in window wells or in/near sheds, but those who spot him shouldn't yell, chase or approach him. 

Anyone with information on where Rowdi may be is asked to call 612-669-8965.

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