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Police called to return patient to hospital


Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday police were asked for assistance by Essentia Health’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center staff after a patient fled from the emergency room. 

Hospital staff pursued the male patient a short distance east in the direction of Gregory Park as police arrived in north Brainerd. Police located the man on the south side of Gregory Park as he ran into the Brainerd Christian Fellowship building on Juniper Street.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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