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Body of missing man found near Dakota County Fairgrounds

Bruce Peterson was reported missing July 2. His body was found July 5 near the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of Dakota County Sheriff's Office

The body of a man who went missing near the Dakota County Fairgrounds has been found, authorities said.

The body of 61-year-old Bruce Peterson was found by a searcher about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, in a remote and heavily wooded area near the fairgrounds, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

Peterson had been missing since July 2. Volunteers helped search for him over the holiday weekend.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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