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Man sentenced to 71 months in Akeley, Minn., bank robbery

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Man sentenced to 71 months in Akeley, Minn., bank robbery
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DULUTH, Minn. - A Hubbard County man accused of robbing the First National Bank of Walker last winter was sentenced to 71 months in prison on Monday in U.S. District Court here.

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Edward Joseph Lowen, 54, was convicted of taking $2,525 in cash from the Akeley branch bank on Feb. 26, 2010.

He was indicted on one count of bank robbery in April and convicted of the single count by a federal jury July 13.

Sarah Smith is a reporter at The Park Rapids (Minn.) Enterprise, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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