Search continues for missing ND couple

Search continues for missing ND couple Family members of an elderly North Dakota couple are calling for residents of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and other surrounding states to provide any information they may have in the search for Norman Olson, 73, and his wife, Yvonne, 69, who have been missing for more than a week from Hettinger, ND.

The family of the couple is pleading with tri-state area residents to check any buildings near their property or in town that are not often frequented or are abandoned. It is also requested that people check their fields, outlying rural roads, ditches, rivers, lakes and streams.

At this point, the family's focus is to ask residents of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota to print copies of this flyer,, and post them in businesses, gas stations and other stores in and near their town.

The family organized a search in Adams County on Friday, Aug. 20 with 40 to 50 volunteers on the ground, as well as civil air patrol planes that searched areas north of Hettinger. Civil air patrol continued to fly Saturday, Aug. 21 covering areas around Hettinger and 20 miles into northern parts of South Dakota. Nothing has been found thus far.

It is believed at this point that the couple may have crossed state borders into South Dakota, Montana or Minnesota after leaving their home in Hettinger. They are believed to be driving their tan 1999 Ford Taurus with North Dakota license plates EUY-288, however it is possible that they may be separated from their vehicle.

If you have any information regarding the Olsons' disappearance, please call Hettinger Sheriff Eugene Molbert at (701) 567-2530, or your local authorities.

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