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Morgayne Bauer, a 10th-grader, left, was among four Renville County high school students who voiced support for a social host ordinance during a hearing Tuesday conducted by the county board of commissioners. Also pictured from second left are sophomores Jack Bryan and Kalle Hatch, and junior Chelsea Ahl. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Renville County adopts social host ordinance


OLIVIA -- High school students, a mother of five teenagers, and the sheriff were among those urging the Renville County Board of Commissioners to adopt a social host ordinance.

The commissioners did exactly that on a unanimous vote taken a few minutes after the hearing Tuesday morning in Olivia. The ordinance makes it a criminal offense for an adult to knowingly provide an environment where underage drinking takes place.

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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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