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House rushes to notify public of sex offenders; too fast, one lawmaker says

February 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL A 64-year-old man who confessed to sexually molesting 29 youths is scheduled to become the first person to leave a state hospi-tal sex offender treatment program, prompting the Minnesota House Monday to vote 127-1 to change state law so the public is notified near the halfway house where he is going. Continue Reading

County attorney’s office will continue to pursue repeat DAR offenders

December 8, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Recently, the Minnesota Court Payment Call Center, which began operation in October 2009, logged its one millionth call. More than one million payable citations are processed each year, and requests for assistance in using the interactive voice response system to pay by credit card are routed through the call center. Continue Reading

Old law tapped in new way to snare criminals

September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials in Minnesota and across the country are more frequently using the Hobbs Act, a federal law that prohibits the obstruction or delay of commerce, to pursue violent offenders who have robbed bars, coffee shops and even McDonald’s restaurants. Continue Reading

Predatory offenders can be searched online

November 4, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Currently, there aren’t any non-compliant predatory offenders in Nobles or Murray County, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). Continue Reading