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Raymond woman reported missing this morning; search looks northwest of town

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Raymond woman reported missing this morning; search looks northwest of town
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

RAYMOND - A woman believed to be in her 40s has been reported missing here Monday morning.

Law enforcement is hoping to locate the woman before the winds of the approaching winter storm pick and reduce visibility this afternoon.

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A relative reported the Raymond woman missing shortly before 10 a.m. Monday morning.

Law enforcement and fire department personnel are searching an area northwest of Raymond.

One witness reported seeing the woman walking out of town about 8:45 a.m. this morning. The woman reportedly walks a nature trail in an acreage northwest of Raymond on a regular basis, according to property owner Don Knott.

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said the search consists of two sheriff deputies and Raymond Fire Department personnel, all on snowmobiles. He has requested snowshoes, thermal imaging equipment and the ATV with tracks from his department in Willmar to aid in the search.

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Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: insidescoop.areavoices.com or the Tribune's blog at: westcentraltribune.areavoices.com.
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