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Sault Ste. Marie — Authorities in the eastern Upper Peninsula are asking for the public’s help in solving the recent theft of a totem pole from a property on Lake Superior.

The Evening News reports the totem pole went missing earlier this month in Chippewa County, near Sault Ste. Marie. Deputy Ron Carrick of the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office says the totem pole was placed on Birch Point by the previous landowner to honor a family member who died. He says the recent landowner agreed to leave the monument on the land.

Carrick believes the thief saw the totem pole while traveling on a snowmobile or a boat because it wasn’t visible from the road.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to call the sheriff’s office.

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