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Minorities with post-secondary credentials make less than whites, study shows
'Support our Schools' effort gets under way
County begins budget discussion
Men on the street
Protests cost St. Paul $1.5M while Summit Avenue remains closed
YMCA Fun Run a good time for all ages
Amateur baseball: Worthington wins, takes 1-0 series lead over Heron Lake
All welcome at 34th annual Fun Run
Amateur baseball: Region 13C playoffs begin Wednesday
Wolter: Random thoughts in a fleeting summer
Letter: Journey pastor grateful for community support
Letter: Deep thoughts on constructing obstructions
Some Trump-style speculation on the GOP and Putin
Letter: Trip to Paris is May highlight for exchange student
Column: Trump set the table for Clinton
Calen Daniel "Rudy" Ross
Colbert (Corky) Bassett
Religion briefs: July 28
Column: Face time
Looking Back: 2006 -- City, YMCA approved deal for new Y facility
THE SCHIZ: Barber keeps on clipping at downtown Worthington shop
Column: A memorable — and cold — arrival in Worthington in 1872
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Davis 85th birthday
Data: June 28, 2016
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Summons to establish custody
Data: July 25, 2016
May 25, 2016
State reaches decision on ‘lie detector’ test, ruling doesn’t change results for convicted sex offender
ST. PAUL — It is well-known that polygraph testing — the infamous “lie detector” test — is not allowed as evidence in courtrooms because the tests generally are not reliable. But many convicted criminals in Minnesota submit to polygraph testing as part of probation requirements....
May 25, 2016 - 9:09pm
Court would release convicted rapist from treatment program
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s second-highest court says a convicted sex offender should be released from a state hospital, but only under heavy supervision. The Appeals Court ruled Monday that the Minnesota Department of Human Services did not make a strong enough case to keep Christopher...
January 25, 2016 - 10:48pm
November 8, 2015
Sex offender facing new charges
ALEXANDRIA — A former Alexandria man sentenced in July for criminal sexual conduct has again been charged with additional sex crimes. Colin Lloyd Robertson, 20, of Minot, N.D., formerly of Alexandria, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct — all felony level...
November 8, 2015 - 8:33pm
September 30, 2015
Sex offender court order expected in October, but case will go for years
ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials make it clear that they will not obey an upcoming federal judge’s order that would deem the state sex offender...
September 30, 2015 - 10:04pm
May 18, 2015
Suspended MSUM wrestler to get four months for dorm rape
MOORHEAD — A suspended Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestler accused of getting another student drunk in his dorm room and then videotaping...
May 18, 2015 - 8:30pm
September 16, 2014
Governor candidate Johnson lets loose
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s challenger raised the temperature of the campaign Tuesday by saying the governor showed “breathtaking...
September 16, 2014 - 8:11pm
February 20, 2014
Judge tells Legislature to act on sex offender treatment program
ST. PAUL — A federal judge is putting pressure on the Minnesota Legislature to change how the state deals with some sex offenders. Thursday, five days before the Minnesota Legislature is to convene for its 2014 session, Judge Donovan Frank wrote in a ruling that state lawmakers...
February 20, 2014 - 9:25pm
November 18, 2013
Minnesota’s sex offender policy faces decisions
ST. PAUL — Dru Sjodin’s kidnapping from a Grand Forks, N.D., shopping mall 10 years ago this week began a discussion about what Minnesota should do with sex offenders, a discussion nearing a time for decisions. The question is whether those decisions will be made by state officials...
November 18, 2013 - 10:39pm
November 13, 2013
Sex offender releases suspended
ST. PAUL — Minnesota sex offenders who remain locked up after their prison terms end are supposed to have a chance to go free, but Gov. Mark...
November 13, 2013 - 11:03pm
March 11, 2013
Sex offender releases sought
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesotans may be perfectly happy to see sex offenders tossed behind bars, with jailers throwing away the keys. However, a...
March 11, 2013 - 11:41pm
March 27, 2010
Level 3 sex offender jailed
SLAYTON -- One year after being released from prison and moving to Murray County, level III sex offender Jason Ryan Bitker is back in jail after being arrested for failing to register a new address. Bitker, who was released from prison in March 2009, is required by law to give authorities...
March 27, 2010 - 12:00am
February 26, 2010
As others see it: Talk cheap in sex-offender debate
Here's a radical idea for Minnesota lawmakers concerned about the unsustainable costs of the state's sex-offender program. Instead of complaining about it, do something about it. Per capita, Minnesota locks up more sex offenders after their prison sentences than any other state....
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
February 22, 2010
Talks involve sex offender facility, floods
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House and Senate negotiators considered expanding the state's sex offender treatment facilities and whether to protect communities downstream from a proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project Sunday night. Legislative leaders want to take up the final version...
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am
February 10, 2010
Gov. asks for longer sentences
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to double some sex offender sentences, the latest in a series of related moves over the years. Under the...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
June 13, 2009
Windom citizens express anger
WINDOM -- The Windom Community Center filled up fast Thursday night as citizens showed up in droves to find out about the level III sex offender who moved to town a week ago. Gary Lee Mapstone, 49, was convicted in 1991 of second- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct and placed...
June 13, 2009 - 12:00am