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Missing Hastings woman found safe in Wisconsin

HASTINGS, Minn. - A missing 76-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia was found safe Wednesday evening in St. Croix Falls, Wis.

Frances Schultz of Hastings was reported missing Wednesday after family members were unable to contact her since 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Police said Schultz had a phone, but family members and investigators were unable to reach her.

When Schultz was found Wednesday she was unable to tell officers how she got to St. Croix Falls, authorities said.

The Hastings (Minn.) Star-Gazette is owned by Forum Communications Co.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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