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Police ask for help finding missing Mapleton man

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A 58-year-old man from Mapleton has been missing since Tuesday morning, and police are asking for the public's help to find him.

Allan Nielsen hasn't had contact with family since, which is out of character and is a cause for concern about his welfare, police told KSTP.

Mapleton Police Chief Ben Honsey told BringMeTheNews Nielsen's history of depression is an added concern for his well-being.

"We're just concerned about his welfare," Honsey said.

The Mapleton Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are asking for the public's help locating the man, who was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey sweatshirt with a Maple River Eagle on it, a Vikings Starter jacket and Merrell hiking-type boots.

Nielsen is 6-feet tall and weighs 220 pounds. He drives a 2007 white Chevy Cobalt with the Minnesota license plate 629 CKZ.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office at 507-387-5601 or dial 911.

Mapleton is located in southern Minnesota, about 20 miles south of Mankato.

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