Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Friday, Jan. 27, at about 4 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff's Dept. was notified that a resident of the Rice Lake area in Eden Lake Township was missing. The person was last seen Thursday night riding an ATV. The area was searched and a body was found in open water on the west side of Rice Lake. The announcement of the identity was delayed until the family was notified. The Minnesota DNR Conservation officers assisted the Sheriff's Dept. at the scene.
The identity of the man found in Rice Lake is Michael Clark Hickman, age 65 of Paynesville. His body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The ATV remains in the lake at this time.