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ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — An Albert Lea father is accused of beating his 11-year-old son with wooden boards.

The boy told investigators his father, Monte Joe Santee, most recently beat him Saturday for failing to fold a pair of his mother's pants. The Albert Lea Tribune (http://bit.ly/yPycjx) reports Santee told a Freeborn County sheriff's official he beat his son almost on a weekly basis because his son is "difficult to deal with." The 46-year-old father appeared in court Wednesday where bail was set at $6,000. He's charged with malicious punishment of a child.

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Santee has been a city parks employee since 2007.

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Information from: Albert Lea Tribune, http://www.albertleatribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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