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Carol Schmidt, the rural Bemidji owner of more than 50 dogs, holds the agreement she signed with the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minn., to have all but seven of her dogs taken to an animal shelter and potentially put up for adoption. On the right is Bill Patnaude, director of Beltrami County Environmental Services. Forum Communications photo

Accused Bemidji dog hoarder to remain in hospital pending hearing

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BEMIDJI, Minn. - Carol Schmidt, 63, who had more than 100 dogs removed from her property near Bemidji two weeks ago, will remain at a behavioral health hospital pending her commitment hearing scheduled for Friday.

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According to the court proceedings from a hearing held last Friday, George Duranske, Schmidt's court-appointed attorney, asked that Schmidt receive a second evaluation, adding Schmidt's daughter, Melissa Selzler of Florida, would like to have her mother live with her.

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