Woman found safe

The search for a missing Fort Frances woman ended successfully Tuesday afternoon.
Karon Kaminski, 56, had last been seen by her co-workers in town around 1 p.m. on Friday.
She was reported missing to police in the early-morning hours of Tuesday after she failed to report for work.
Fort Frances OPP officers, as well as the Voyageurs National Park Service and Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office, began a ground, air, and marine search for Kaminski after it was learned she may have ventured onto Rainy Lake in her houseboat.
Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, a Voyageurs National Park aircraft located Kaminski about four km east of Brule Island, in the south arm of Rainy Lake. Kaminski was in good health. She told police she had secured her vessel to a private dock after becoming lost.
The OPP would like to thank its law enforcement partners in the United States, as well as private aviators from the Fort Frances area, for assisting with this investigation.
The OPP also would like to thank the media and the public for their efforts.
In other police news, Fort Frances OPP arrested a male driver on the 400 block of Second Street East in the early-morning hours of yesterday.
He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 80 mg and was released from custody.
Just two hours later, police spotted the same driver operating his vehicle on the 500 block of Second Street East. The driver was re-arrested after a brief foot chase with police and taken into custody.
The 24-year-old Fort Frances man was charged a second time with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 80 mg, as well as flight from a police officer and driving while under suspension.
He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 31.

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