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A stuffed water buffalo, exactly like the one in this photo, was taken last week from Bethel Church in downtown Willmar. The item was made in the Philippines and used in a display raising money for missions. Willmar Police are seeking information from citizens about the theft.

Update: Stuffed water buffalo located, Willmar Police credit Facebook users


11:50 update: Missing stuffed water buffalo recovered

WILLMAR — The stuffed water buffalo taken from Bethel Church has been recovered from a First Street business owner and returned to the church.

Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt gave the update this morning and issued a thank you to all Facebook users who viewed the department’s post about the theft of the item and passed on information.

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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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