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Missing Kensal, N.D., man's family offering $10,000 reward

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The owner of this car, Joshua Blahna of Kensal, has been missing since April 25 or 26. Authorities have been searching the James River, seen in the background. Forum Communications Co.2 / 2

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The search for a missing Kensal man continued over the weekend in Foster County with no results, said Sheriff Mike Tufte.

Joshua Blahna, 26, went missing in the late hours of April 25 or the early hours of April 26. His car was found near his mother's house about 10 miles northwest of Kensal. He was living with his father and mother in the Kensal area and friends in Jamestown.

Blahna is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes.

Various agencies have been searching the James River since Wednesday. The search continued on Sunday with law enforcement officials looking for tracks at the scene and a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter flying over the river, Tufte said.

"We're not giving up. We want to find out every little thing we can, even the last people who talked to him," Tufte said. "We're not giving up by a long shot."

This week, Tufte said he plans to bring back search dogs and get a boat back on the river.

The Blahna family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the location of Joshua Blahna.

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