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HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A missing Minnesota woman and her 5-year-old son have been found at a women’s shelter in South Dakota.

Wendi Lee Bartell Dimm and her son, Timber, disappeared from Hastings in early June just before the boy was supposed to begin a four-month visit with his father in British Columbia. Bartell Dimm faces a felony charge of interfering with parental custody in Dakota County District Court.

A provincial court in British Columbia last month granted Danny Dimm sole custody of his son. His attorney, Theresa Gerlach, says Dimm is relieved and happy his son is OK.

Bartell Dimm’s extradition from Mead County, S.D., is pending. Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press a tipster contacted authorities after becoming suspicious about the identity of the mother and son.

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