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Minnesota woman kept 107 dogs in two homes

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A woman who had 107 dogs and two cats in homes on her rural Bemidji property is undergoing a mandatory health screening, and a county prosecutor said Friday that he is reviewing health ordinances for possible criminal violations.

Carol Schmidt, who is being held for 72 hours at a local residential facility, said she feels betrayed after the animals were taken, some of them forcibly, from two mobile homes.

The dogs were taken from Schmidt and Janice Brown, who lives in a separate mobile home on Schmidt's property, on Thursday after Beltrami County sheriff's deputies were called for a welfare check.

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