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Denial of restitution leaves open wound for mom, dad


OLIVIA -- The parents of a young man killed in a motor vehicle accident have found their efforts to seek restitution for losses beyond that provided in a civil suit quashed by something they could never have expected.

A legal ruling involving a woman accused of stealing from her employer in Kandiyohi County stopped a criminal restitution claim by Wendy Russell of Northfield and Tim Baldwin of Montevideo from being considered by the District Court in Renville County.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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