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Did you know? Over 10,000 people go missing in the State of Minnesota each year.

Donations help support Northstar and our efforts to save lives in the Land of 10,000 Lakes! 

Help us save a life! Donate today! 

Northstar Search and Rescue provides nationally certified K-9 handler teams for the following: 

  • Tracking/Trailing-Wilderness and Urban

  • Human Remains Detection (HRD)(Cadaver Dogs)

  • Air Scent-Wilderness


Northstar Search and Rescue (NSAR) was founded in 1989 as a 501(c)3, IRS recognized, non-profit, charitable organization. We bring our skills and experience to assist law enforcement in finding and recovering missing persons...


Northstar Search and Rescue provides safety presentations on various wilderness safety topics for children as well as adults. The two programs we use and recommend are:

  • Lost but Found, Safe and Sound

  • Hug a Tree and Survive ​


Northstar Search and Rescue is a volunteer canine search and rescue group. We respond to requests from law enforcement agencies.  We do not self-deploy.  Searches are unpredictable and can come at any time, day or night, holidays, workdays, etc. Our members are extremely...


Your support connects our community with law enforcement, EMS, military and nationally trained search and rescue personnel with programs that build a stronger working core to get the job done. Your generosity keeps our services free, our success ratio high, and our services are available 24/7.

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