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Public learns about released sex offender’s provisional discharge, move to Golden Valley, Minn.

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Clarence Opheim has admitted to 100 sex acts with 29 children, some of whom he lured into his trust with soda and snacks. On March 12, he’ll be moving from Minnesota’s civil commitment program, where he has been for 19 years into the Damascus Way Re-Entry Center, a halfway house in Golden Valley, Minn. Continue Reading

Woman, before dying on Twin Cities’ I-394, reportedly full of fear

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Several weeks before she was fatally shot by a Golden Valley, Minn., police officer, Katherine Gordon — a divorced grandmother from California reportedly suffering from depression — told police in Edina, Minn., that the devil was talking to her and that she needed to be locked up to prevent her from harming herself or others. Continue Reading

Woman killed by Golden Valley, Minn., police officer on Interstate 394

September 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The woman, who was alone in the white Honda Civic, “was in possession of a handgun and was subsequently fatally shot by the officer,” according to a news release from Golden Valley police. Her body fell between the Civic, which had California license plates, and the freeway median.
It’s unclear if the woman fired her weapon. Continue Reading