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Our View...All of us face our own life sentences

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There are few things in the judicial system more heart-wrenching than seeing lives changed — and lives ended — virtually overnight.

This week, one such drama played itself out in Carlton County Court. A young Cloquet woman, Vanessa Brigan, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for driving while under the influence of a particularly insidious drug known as methadone and causing an accident that took the lives of two promising young men.

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