CNN reports that Bob Vander Plaats, the chief of an influential conservative Christian group, asked Michele Bachmann to consider merging with another candidate. Vander Plaats on Tuesday endorsed Rick Santorum. CNN says the group is trying to rally support around a single candidate to avoid dividing social conservative voters.
Search for Jayme Closs centers on 13-mile stretch west of Barron
The sheriff's office asked for 100 volunteers.