Minnesota needs to revisit youth binge drinking



On the morning of Dec. 10, 2014, Sandra Lommen, a 20-year-old Bemidji State University nursing student, was found unconscious in the woods near her college campus. Showing signs of hypothermia and intoxication, she was transported by emergency personnel to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center but was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Lommen was attending a house party the night before and found herself lost on the way back to her dorm room. Because Lommen was underage, a criminal investigation ensued on how she became intoxicated and who provided alcohol to her. Bemidji Police conducted the operation until March 2015 but ultimately filed no charges.Aditya ParikhAlcohol-related incidents among teenagers and college students are unfortunately common to...

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