Underage Drinking Party Busted in Pennock

There are 17 comments on the KSAX Alexandria story from Jul 20, 2010, titled Underage Drinking Party Busted in Pennock. In it, KSAX Alexandria reports that:

MINN. The usually empty streets of Pennock were full of commotion Monday night as an underage drinking party was busted by local authorities.

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Minor_point_147

Battle Lake, MN

#1 Jul 20, 2010
This is crap she feels bad enough the way it is.. if you have to go and make a story and embarrass her like this thats pretty low.. and plus its just kids drinking shoulda been busting the over 100 meth labs in the county than worrying about kids just trying to enjoy themselves.
Wow

Brainerd, MN

#2 Jul 20, 2010
This shouldn't be on the news like this!
Thomas Johnson

Delano, MN

#3 Jul 20, 2010
Minor_point_147 wrote:
This is crap she feels bad enough the way it is.. if you have to go and make a story and embarrass her like this thats pretty low.. and plus its just kids drinking shoulda been busting the over 100 meth labs in the county than worrying about kids just trying to enjoy themselves.
This is Crap? She feels bad enough? She is 18 years old. Old enough to know what responsibilities an adult should have and how to handle them. The young women needs to learn that there are consequences to her actions. Instead of reporting the NEWS, should we have come alongside her and attempted to comfort her in her wrongdoing? No, being an adult she should be treated like one, regardless of her sincerity to her fault. Also, "kids just trying to enjoy themselves [through the use of alcohol]," is ILLEGAL, therefore, i find it completely justified in the reporting and the breaking up of the party. Furthermore, your post seems so nonchalant on the severity of the situation. In your post you mention that they should be busting up the over 100 meth labs, however, alcohol accounted for 85,000 deaths in 2000, that is 65,000 more deaths then all illicit drug fatalities combined. What if not all of the attendees at the party had a designated driver? The busting up of the party could have saved someones life, but instead of thanking those in authority, the police, you make a post explaining how they should be letting the party slide and let the kids enjoy their time. What if one of those kids driving home killed one of your family members? Would you still be singing the same song? It is a preventative measure to a much greater problem.
A_Friend

Marshall, MN

#4 Jul 20, 2010
I can guarentee she knows what she did was wrong. She knows for a fact that she screwed up. And yes it was a shot to the gut to have this posted on KSAX. And no, Thomas Johnson, she should not be comforted for her wrongdoing. Now to have it out in the open for everyone... that's sucks But just to have people hurt in this situation will be punishment enough for her. The cops did the right thing for breaking up the party... The posting of the story was unnecessary....
angry kid

Saint Cloud, MN

#6 Jul 20, 2010
BUSTED!!! thats funny next time better location
angry kid

Saint Cloud, MN

#7 Jul 20, 2010
Minor_point_147 wrote:
This is crap she feels bad enough the way it is.. if you have to go and make a story and embarrass her like this thats pretty low.. and plus its just kids drinking shoulda been busting the over 100 meth labs in the county than worrying about kids just trying to enjoy themselves.
wow seriously stop being cry baby it was a stupid idea in pennock everyone knows that. and everyone in town knows her parents think smarter next tmie kids haha
blown outta proportion

Watertown, SD

#8 Jul 20, 2010
Thomas Johnson wrote:
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This is Crap? She feels bad enough? She is 18 years old. Old enough to know what responsibilities an adult should have and how to handle them. The young women needs to learn that there are consequences to her actions. Instead of reporting the NEWS, should we have come alongside her and attempted to comfort her in her wrongdoing? No, being an adult she should be treated like one, regardless of her sincerity to her fault. Also, "kids just trying to enjoy themselves [through the use of alcohol]," is ILLEGAL, therefore, i find it completely justified in the reporting and the breaking up of the party. Furthermore, your post seems so nonchalant on the severity of the situation. In your post you mention that they should be busting up the over 100 meth labs, however, alcohol accounted for 85,000 deaths in 2000, that is 65,000 more deaths then all illicit drug fatalities combined. What if not all of the attendees at the party had a designated driver? The busting up of the party could have saved someones life, but instead of thanking those in authority, the police, you make a post explaining how they should be letting the party slide and let the kids enjoy their time. What if one of those kids driving home killed one of your family members? Would you still be singing the same song? It is a preventative measure to a much greater problem.
Im gonna take a guess and say that your mr. perfect and have never done anything wrong in your life. Our kids are old enough to go to war and risk death at the age of eighteen but cannot drink? I understand the law says 21 means 21 but when is the last time anyone has ever seen a house party being busted make the fricken news? This is embarassing for that girl. If anything it shoulda possibly made the local paper in the court report section. Yes the girl is 18, which makes her an adult in our society and only a couple months out of high school. She will probably be prosecuted to the fullest and already have a record to burden for the rest of her life before her life even gets started.. Just because she has been 18 for a couple months your going to hold her accountable to the same as say a 40 year old just because they are adults. Also, what is this much greater problem you are talking about? Out of the 85,000 deaths from alcohol you have posted, only 5,000 were under the age of 21. Another fun fact for you could be that in 2002 twice as many 21 year olds died in alcohol related accidents than ages 18-20. Im not promoting underage drinking but for it to be played out to this extent is ridiculous.
bill

Saint Cloud, MN

#9 Jul 20, 2010
its all about the number of kids and the small town location. the town is a square mile at the most you can haer and see everything!!
Stupid kids

Alexandria, MN

#10 Jul 21, 2010
Heck, it was over 20 years ago when I was a underage drinker. NEVER did we have a party in town! NEVER! We went to remote locations out in the woods and swamp on "camping trips" and still got busted! There is no way that these kids couldn't have known that they weren't going to see the cops at some point in the night. If they were that dumb, don't blame them, blame the school system and their parents. They should have known better in the first place. How dumb can you be? That would be like planting pot plants next to the rose bushes in the front yard ... You just know you're going to get busted!
LOCAL

Alexandria, MN

#11 Jul 21, 2010
It's a shame the dirty laundry has to be seen by everyone, but if you don't want everyone to SEE it, then you don't put it out there. I agree, many of us have been to 'those' parties when we were younger, but holy crap - we sure didn't think we were untouchable enough to hold it right in downtown! Does the word discrete mean anything!? Apparently not! If you're dumb enough to do it & get caught - well then there's the line between discrete & stupid I guess.
Minor_point_147

Battle Lake, MN

#12 Jul 21, 2010
Thomas Johnson wrote:
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This is Crap? She feels bad enough? She is 18 years old. Old enough to know what responsibilities an adult should have and how to handle them. The young women needs to learn that there are consequences to her actions. Instead of reporting the NEWS, should we have come alongside her and attempted to comfort her in her wrongdoing? No, being an adult she should be treated like one, regardless of her sincerity to her fault. Also, "kids just trying to enjoy themselves [through the use of alcohol]," is ILLEGAL, therefore, i find it completely justified in the reporting and the breaking up of the party. Furthermore, your post seems so nonchalant on the severity of the situation. In your post you mention that they should be busting up the over 100 meth labs, however, alcohol accounted for 85,000 deaths in 2000, that is 65,000 more deaths then all illicit drug fatalities combined. What if not all of the attendees at the party had a designated driver? The busting up of the party could have saved someones life, but instead of thanking those in authority, the police, you make a post explaining how they should be letting the party slide and let the kids enjoy their time. What if one of those kids driving home killed one of your family members? Would you still be singing the same song? It is a preventative measure to a much greater problem.
Well funny thing is I drove home from this party TRASHED after I recieved my minor and the cops had no problem with it. I actually took my keys out while the officer was issuing me the citation..
wow

United States

#13 Jul 22, 2010
Minor_point_147 wrote:
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Well funny thing is I drove home from this party TRASHED after I recieved my minor and the cops had no problem with it. I actually took my keys out while the officer was issuing me the citation..
That's not funny at all! You are an idiot! and the cops are a close second if they really had no problem with it. Keep driving home drunk and I'll think its funny when you end up with your car totalled and you're paralyzed from the neck down.
LOCAL

Alexandria, MN

#14 Jul 22, 2010
Minor_point_147 wrote:
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Well funny thing is I drove home from this party TRASHED after I recieved my minor and the cops had no problem with it. I actually took my keys out while the officer was issuing me the citation..
Congratulations Jr. And that...my friend, is why you are a minor. Because you not only were all dumb enough to do it & then get caught, but now flaunt how you 'drove home TRASHED' like you're proud of that fact. My how bright our future is! Grow up or at least stop burning thru your remaining brain cells enough to know when to keep your mouth shut in a situation! Wow...
common sense

United States

#15 Jul 22, 2010
To those of you having a problem with the cops busting this party you're right. They are just kids irresponsibly using an inhibiting substance. Let them be kids... who cares that its against the law. In fact I'm gonna start selling drugs. I don't see a problem with it even though its against the law. It provides thousands of people jobs from here down to south America. Plus I can make great money doing it... now for those of you that posted I should probably explain I was being sarcastic. They busted the party because its against the law. You can't choose to ignore laws you don't agree with and not expect to face the consequences. When I get a speeding ticket I don't say to the cop I'm old enough to fight for my country but not old enough to speed? I say I'm sorry I was speeding and pay my fine. Get a clue before you post ignorant stupidity again.
Barney Fife

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jul 24, 2010
Just typical small town MN. Cops always picking on the kids cause they got nothing better to do. All this fear mongering about drinking is getting old, party like there's no tomorrow cause someone might just push the red button tonight and you will have NO say in that!
Fed Up

Morris, MN

#17 Jul 25, 2010
The comments start out about the party and then somehow turn to law enforcement. Seriously?!?! Its not the cops "picking on" kids, they are doing their job. If one of you "smart kids" would have crashed your car, who responds? If the ambulance isnt on scene yet, who trys to save your life? If one of you was killed or killed someone else, who would you blame? The answers to all those is law enforcement. I am so sick of it. Take responsibility for your actions and quit blaming others. I get the fact you are 18 and want to have fun. But drinking is not the answer! Not only do you affect your own lives, but other around you. Someone in my family was killed by some smart kid not paying attention. The kid gets to live his life and I hope every day he feels guilty of what he did. Every single day I just wish that you kids would grow up. Im 25 years old and I never would have acted like how the kids act these days. Grow up and be a decent functioning member of society!!!!!!
ex-mp

Battle Lake, MN

#18 Aug 4, 2010
Barney Fife wrote:
Just typical small town MN. Cops always picking on the kids cause they got nothing better to do. All this fear mongering about drinking is getting old, party like there's no tomorrow cause someone might just push the red button tonight and you will have NO say in that!
that's why my 10 year old son is dead from a drunk driver.party on Barney you are F___ ing IDIOT

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