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Lindon Knutson was arrested at Cosmos, Minn., by Kandiyohi County deputies a short time after he allegedly assaulted a 73-year-old woman.

Suspect in Minnesota church sex assault had St. Croix County conviction

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WILLMAR, Minn. -- Bail was set Monday at $500,000 for the man accused of beating, raping and robbing a 73-year-old woman last week at a northern Kandiyohi County church.


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

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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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