A different objective


KSTP-TV Minneapolis says it's not sure to what degree its $25,000 reward led to the arrest of three young men last week for the drive-by shooting death of a 17-year old bicyclist, but the Hubbard family, which owns the station, is ready to pay.

News Director Scott Libin says the reward was not offered because 17-year old Anthony Basta was related to assistant news director Mark Ginther and to Jon Ginther, who works for co-owned Conus, but from a sense of community obligation and because the killing was so senseless.

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