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Bemidji woman is missing, police ask for help finding her

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A Bemidji woman has been missing for nearly a week and police are asking the public to help find her.

Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said in a news release Tuesday that 31-year-old Rose Downwind was last seen by an ex-boyfriend of hers on the morning of Wednesday Oct. 21, leaving a residence on Stoner Avenue.

Downwind may have gotten into a blue vehicle. She was last seen wearing black pants and a blue sweater, according to Mastin.

She is the granddaughter of Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Her mother Darla Banks told Native News Online she typically hears from her daughter almost every day, but hasn't been in contact for more than a week.

“It’s not like her to not call me, we are very close. We talk all the time," Darla Banks told Native News Online. "I am very worried about her.”

Banks added that Downwind has five children and would not leave without making sure they were cared for, the news service notes.

Darla and Dennis Banks were traveling in Virginia but planned to return to Minnesota Tuesday.

Anyone with information regarding Rose Downwind’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Bemidji Police Department at 218-333-9111.

News of Downwind's disappearance comes just a day after authorities found the body of another Minnesota woman who had been missing for nearly two weeks.

The remains of Laura Schwendemann, 18, of Starbuck, were discovered in a farm field near Alexandria Monday afternoon.

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