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Forum Communications, Published September 10 2012

Warrant issued for Minnesota mom accused in hot-car case

BEMIDJI, Minn. – A warrant has been issued for a woman accused of child endangerment.

Beltrami County District Judge Paul Benshoof issued a warrant Monday for 21-year-old Bianca Jean Hazelrigg, formerly of Bagley, who faces a gross misdemeanor charge for endangerment of a child by putting them in a position that could cause them harm or death.

Court papers state Hazelrigg left four children unattended June 9 inside her car in 88-degree temperatures for 29 minutes as she shopped inside the Bemidji Target for swimsuits.

A hearing had been scheduled for Monday, but Hazelrigg failed to appear, according to online court records.

A Facebook post by Hazelrigg stated she was in St. Cloud, where she lives, on Sunday, and invited friends to call her.

A call to her phone went straight to voice mail Monday evening.

In June, Hazelrigg posted bail with the conditions that that she not leave Minnesota without written court approval, keep the court and her attorney informed of her current address, remain law-abiding and make all future court appearances.