DULUTH - A ground search is underway for a woman with dementia who has been missing for nearly a week.
The St. Louis County Rescue Squad has set up a command center in Lincoln Park to find Dale Gerard, 74.
They are looking in the area from 3rd St. to 10th St.
Authorities say that area is in close proximity to where she was last seen.
The rescue squad is asking the public to join in on the search.
"We're really hoping that people will check their outbuildings on their property here in the west end, any boats, anything where someone could possibly have crawled in and maybe could just be hiding," said Capt. Tom Crossmon, with the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.
There were reports Gerard was headed toward the Twin Cities, but authorities say they're focusing on parts of West Duluth until they have a reason to think she might be somewhere else.