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Jail time is stayed for man, 56, in crash that left 1 dead


OLIVIA -- A Hector man was sentenced to community service for his conviction of careless driving in an accident that left one young man dead and two other young people severely injured.

Douglas Folkens, 56, must perform a minimum of 100 hours of community service for the misdemeanor conviction.

District Judge Randall Slieter stayed a 90-day jail sentence for one year during a court appearance Tuesday in Olivia. Folkens had entered a plea in the case in August.

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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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