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Bemidji mother sentenced for leaving kids in hot car

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A mother who left four children in a hot car last summer while she shopped at Target in Bemidji won't spend much time in jail.

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A Beltrami County District judge sentenced Bianca Hazelrigg to a year in jail, but stayed all but 24 days on Monday.

The Bemidji Pioneer (http://bit.ly/10wEXs2 ) says Hazelrigg must also spend two years on probation. She earlier pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment.

Court documents say Hazelrigg left the children unattended in the car in 88-degree temperatures. The children are OK.

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Information from: Pioneer, http://www.bemidjipioneer.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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