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UPDATED: Arrest made in Akeley bank robbery; $2,525 cash still missing

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A Park Rapids area man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the robbery of an Akeley branch bank less than a week ago.

Edward Joseph Lowen, 53, was taken into custody Wednesday night about 8:30 p.m., Sheriff Frank Homer said. He was at his residence at the time.


The $2,525 taken, however, was not recovered, said Homer.

"There's still a lot of follow-up that need to be done," he said. "You want to tie up loose ends."

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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