The West Central Tribune of Willmar reports that a Prinsburg man has been sentenced today to six months in jail (served off and on) because he provided alcohol to a 16 year old girl at a party at his home. She was killed while driving home.
What caught my attention is this additional note:
…and pay $17,550 in restitution to the family of the 16-year-old girl ..
It’s a word that caught the notice of only one person commenting on the paper’s Web site.
We’ll attempt to get a breakdown on the calculation from the victim’s services coordinator on Tuesday.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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