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Stewartville, MN (KROC-AM New) - The search for an elderly missing rural Olmsted County woman did not last long.

Less than 30 minutes after an alert was issued by the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office about 79-year-old Arla Bernard, Sheriff's Captain Scott Behrns announced she had been found near her home in Pleasant Grove Township. Behrns indicated she was alive and receiving medical attention.

The Sheriff's Office and the Stewartville Fire Department launched a search for Bernard this morning after family members reported her missing. She suffers from dementia and it was reported that she had last been seen at her home around 8:30 last night.

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