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The Crow River Lutheran Church, along U.S. Highway 71 in rural Belgrade was the site of the beating, sexual assault and robbery last week of a 73-year-old worman. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Bail set at $500K for man who beat and sexually assaulted woman in church


WILLMAR -- Unconditional bail was set at $500,000 for the man accused of beating, sexually assaulting and robbing a 73-year-old woman Nov. 22 at a northern Kandiyohi County church.

Lindon Roy Knutson, 61, made his first appearance Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court on four felony charges: first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree aggravated robbery, third-degree assault and theft.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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