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January 3, 2017
Court says Minnesota sex offender law OK
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota may continue to put some of the worst sex offenders in prison-like facilities after they complete their sentences, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, Jan. 4.The decision reverses a Minnesota-based federal judge's 2015 ruling that the practice was unconstitutional...
January 3, 2017 - 9:03pm
October 21, 2016
Agents justified in fatal shooting of Minnesota sex offender, prosecutor says
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A man who was shot and killed by officers at an Alexandria home in August was within 4 feet of the officers while armed with a knife, a release from Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson said Friday, Oct. 21. Larson concluded the shooting of Adam Jo Klimek, 31,...
October 21, 2016 - 5:26pm
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