UTICA, Minn. – A sheriff’s search was launched for a rural man, Thomas Alvin Mueller, 65, who vanished on a John Deere Gator 835 with an  full enclosed cab and a dump bed. Mueller was last seen Wednesday near his home on County Road 18. The search focused on points west of Utica, which is dotted with sinkholes.

Mueller. Five-foot-8, 170 pounds, dark hair, goatee. Last seen in cream or gray shorts, a blue button up short sleeve shirt, and gray slip-on shoes.