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  1. Minnesota sex offenders remain in limbo, despite rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | TwinCities

    Rows of razor wire line the fence surrounding the Minnesota Sexual Psychopathic Personality Treatment Center in Moose Lake. Despite a sternly worded ruling from a federal judge that many of Minnesota's sex offenders who've served their sentences could be long overdue for release, they're likely to spend many more months -- maybe even years -- in the state's civil commitment program.

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  2. Minnesota sex offender program unconstitutional, judge rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | TwinCities

    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Minnesota's sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, but deferred any immediate action to await further proceedings on a remedy. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank largely sided with the more than 700 residents who were civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program after they completed their prison sentences.

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  3. Judge could force Minnesota lawmakers to overhaul sex offender programRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 14 | TwinCities

    A highly anticipated federal court ruling expected this week will likely have a major impact on the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, which has been challenged as unconstitutional. There was hope the Legislature would tackle the issue before the end of the regular session, but lawmakers made no progress.

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  4. Downtown St. Paul bike loop's design slowly taking shapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | TwinCities

    The downtown St. Paul bikeway would be elevated to sidewalk level and surrounded by tree or plant buffers, separating cyclists from drivers and pedestrians alike. Whether it will be dubbed the Saintly City Bikeway, Capital City Trail or Rivertown Corridor has yet to be decided, but St. Paul planners say a new downtown bike loop will fill a veritable doughnut hole separating cyclists west of downtown from the riverfront trails along its eastern edges.

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  5. Song-a-day crooner to mark his 1,000th YouTube videoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | TwinCities

    Zachary Scot Johnson is close to singing his thousandth song over more than 2 1/2 years of daily YouTube postings. On Sept.

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  6. At CHS Field, it's not just the grass that's greenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2015 | TwinCities

    At various points in its history, the Lowertown site of the new CHS Field housed a rail yard, a coal-gasification plant, a slaughterhouse and a shampoo plant. It was one of the 10 most-polluted brownfield sites in the Twin Cities, according to the St. Paul Port Authority.

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  7. Capitol catch-up: Big issues dominated the week at the LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | TwinCities

    The Legislature this week was dominated by major and divisive issues: welfare reform, liquor laws, education policy, a funding package for roads, bridges and mass transit, and significant tax cuts. Dueling transportation funding packages from the House and Senate are on a collision course after the Senate passed its transportation package Monday.

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  8. North Mankato: 'Jughead' the dog doing well after rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | TwinCities

    A dog that ran loose with a plastic container stuck over its head until saved by area animal lovers has gained weight and a new name. Gulliver, the mixed breed formerly called Jughead by his rescuers, has put on 10 pounds since being picked up by Don and Katherine Nelson of Madison Lake in a North Mankato park about three weeks ago.

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  9. St. Peter teacher resigns after hitting student with backpackRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | TwinCities

    ST. PETER, Minn. -- The St. Peter school board accepted Robert Shoemaker's resignation Monday night, officially parting ways with the disgraced teacher convicted of hitting a student in the head with a backpack in the fall of 2013.

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  10. North Mankato: Dog rescued after head stuck in jar 3 weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | TwinCities

    The dog who'd been running loose in the Benson Park area with its head stuck inside a plastic jar is stuck no more. Rescuers Don and Katherine Nelson of Madison Lake estimate the emaciated black Lab had the container around his neck for three weeks. 1 comment

  11. Mankato: No jail time for Philip Nelson in assault on ex-football playerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | TwinCities

    Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson apologized Monday for his role in a fight outside a Mankato bar last spring that caused a serious brain injury to a former Minnesota State football player. Nelson, 21, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and won't have to serve jail time for his part in the May 11 attack on Isaac Kolstad.

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  12. Minnesota sex offender testifies about 23-year commitmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | TwinCities

    A Minnesota sex offender testified Tuesday about his frustrations over the difficulty of ever getting out of the state's civil commitment program, where he's spent more than 23 years with no end date in sight. Dennis Richard Steiner, 65, was first patient to take the stand in a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of more than 700 offenders who have been committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program indefinitely after finishing their prison terms.

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  13. Funding limits big changes in Minnesota sex offender program, official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | TwinCities

    Minnesota's human services commissioner says officials have done the best they can to respond to concerns over the state's sex offender treatment program given the limited resources. Lucinda Jesson testified in federal court in St. Paul Friday where a trial is under way over the program's constitutionality.

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  14. Highway 169 closure details draws crowd in St. PeterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | TwinCities

    A steady stream of people came throughout a two-hour open house Monday where state highway officials explained work that would be done this summer in preparation for a mega project in 2016 in which Highway 169 will be closed from Mankato to St. Peter for the entire construction season. The $29 million Highway 169 project is to raise all four lanes so they won't flood when the Minnesota River spills out of its banks.

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  15. Proposed downtown St. Paul bike loop draws ire over parking lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | TwinCities

    Unhappy with their leadership's embrace of a proposed bicycle loop that could cost them parking spots, representatives of a wide range of businesses say they've broken off ties to their business and residents' association, Wabasha Partners, and elected building owner Jim Crockarell to chair their meetings. The new group, which is staunchly opposed to the possibility of a raised bike path on Wabasha Street, will meet Tuesday under the name Wabasha Street Partners.

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  16. Minnesota sex offender program gets legal testRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | TwinCities

    Minnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders has been under fire for years by people who say it's unconstitutional because it amounts to a life sentence. A federal judge has pressured state lawmakers to change the program to address concerns, but they have not.

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  17. Southern Minnesota city could restrict where sex offenders liveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | TwinCities

    The Mankato Free Press reports a proposed ordinance in Le Center would prevent Level 3 sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of places such as schools, libraries and day care centers. The proposal came after a December public hearing to notify residents that a Level 3 offender, Robert Jeno, was moving to a group home in Le Center.

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  18. St. Peter: Security Hospital seeks $10.4M in emergency fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | TwinCities

    ST. PETER, Minn. -- A Minnesota lawmaker says the state's largest psychiatric hospital will soon run out of money without an emergency infusion.

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  19. Small colleges: Longtime Gustavus tennis coach Steve Wilkinson diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | TwinCities

    Taking over for legendary Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson wasn't a daunting task for Tommy Valentini. "There was never any pressure,'' said Valentini, a 2002 graduate of the St. Peter, Minn., Division III school.

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  20. Philip Nelson makes assault plea officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | TwinCities

    Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson, 20, was arrested in Mankato early Sunday, May 11, 2014, on suspicion of third-degree assault and underage consumption of alcohol, a Blue Earth County official said. As expected, Philip Nelson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault Wednesday and avoided a potential prison sentence by having two felony assault charges dismissed.

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