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Missing Sartell woman found safe, officials say

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Stearns County authorities say a Sartell woman who had been missing for two weeks was found Thursday, and investigators confirmed "she is safe and well," according to a news release.

The family of Sara Winscher, 36, reported her missing last Saturday, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office that asked for the public's help finding her.

Family members told authorities they hadn't heard from Winscher for about two weeks and they were concerned for her welfare.

Authorities said in the past, Winscher frequented the Clearwater Travel Plaza and the Uptown area in Minneapolis. They say she could also have been living out of her car.

Officials didn't specify Thursday where Winscher was or why she had disappeared.

Missing Minneapolis man

The search does continues for a Minneapolis man who has been missing for the past week, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Joe Zurnieden, 42, was last seen July 1 at his home. Police found his vehicle two days later near 26th Avenue Northeast and Marshall Avenue Northeast in Minneapolis, which is near the Mississippi River.

Zurnieden is white, 6 feet tall, weighs 165 pounds and has dark receding hair.

Nearly 100 people turned out to search for him on Tuesday, according to KSTP.

Anyone with information on Zurnieden’s whereabouts is asked to call Minneapolis police at 612-692-8477.

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