Bemidji teen missing for more than a month found in N.D.

He went missing on Feb. 22.

A Bemidji teenager who had been missing for more than a month has been found at a home in North Dakota.

Gary Tilander, 13, was reported missing the morning of Feb. 22, and at the time police asked people living from Tenstrike to International Falls to search their property, including campers, sheds, or other outbuildings for any signs of the boy.

In an update on Wednesday, the Bemidji Police Department said they located him alive at a home in Lidgerwood, North Dakota, which is about 189 miles southwest of Bemidji.

Police said a concerned citizen contacted the International Falls Police Department on Tuesday about where Tilander could be, and then police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension worked "diligently" to find Tilander.

No other information was released, and police said the case is still under investigation.

We've reached out to the Bemidji Police Department for more information, and we'll update this story when we hear back.

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