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Bemidji man arrested, held in assault, robbery at Crow River Lutheran Church

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- A 61-year-old Bemidji man has been arrested on charges of assault and robbery for allegedly robbing a woman Tuesday afternoon at Crow River Lutheran Church.

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According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, deputies were dispatched to the rural Belgrade church, in northern Kandiyohi County, around 3:20 p.m. The woman, 73, was taken by private party to Paynesville Hospital, where she remains this morning for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, Hartog said.

The sheriff's office issued a description of the Bemidji man and his vehicle statewide to law enforcement. Around 5:40 p.m. the Cosmos Chief of Police located the vehicle, which was later stopped for a traffic violation. He was taken into custody after further investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office and is currently in the county jail.

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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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