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State, tribe partner on sex offender registry

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Tuesday that the state of South Dakota has entered into a joint powers agreement with the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to become a registered entity of the Sex Offender Registry Notification Act (SORNA).
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Dickinson Police’s Operation Guardian wraps today; 14 sex offender arrests made

October 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

A team of local, state and federal agents worked to get 100 percent compliance for sex offenders in Stark County beginning Monday.

The program, named “Operation Guardian” wrapped Wednesday, according to a release from Dickinson Police Sgt. Kyl…continue reading on

SD, ND, Standing Rock tribe unite on sex offender registry

November 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The states of South Dakota and North Dakota have reached an agreement to work with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to crack down on sex offenders. Continue Reading

Sex offenders and the oil boom: Housing situation makes tracking registrants difficult, not impossible

June 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

When sex offenders cross state lines into North Dakota, they’re tracked by law enforcement even those in the atypical housing situation that’s common in Dickinson. Continue Reading

Online dating sites agree to screen for predators

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Three online dating giants agreed to screen for sex offenders and take other safety steps after a woman was assaulted on a date, the California attorney general’s office announced Tuesday.
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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

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

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A 64-year-old man who confessed to sexually molesting 29 youths could become the first person to leave a state hospital sex offender treatment program this week, 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

Minnesota court data system includes erroneous records for low-level, first-time sex offenders

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s court data system failed to register changes to thousands of cases in which low-level or first-time offenders completed probation terms and had their charges reduced or dismissed. The result could have caused problems with an offender’s attempts to get a job or rent an apartment, among other things. Continue Reading

Minnesotra House committee holds hearing on sex offender’s provisional discharge

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Clarence Opheim, 64, is the first person to receive a Minnesota court-ordered provisional discharge to be released into the community. Lead Republicans expressed concern because Opheim’s discharge was recently unopposed by the Department of Human Services but less than a year ago a special review board found Opheim was still a risk. Continue Reading

Roland Riemers, Grand Forks, column: Not all sex offenders deserve scarlet ‘S’ for life

February 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In Texas, public urination also has led to sex offender status. And regardless of legal guidelines, if an underage male has sexual contact with an underage female, the male is likely to be rated as a high-risk sex offender and pedophile. Continue Reading

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