Raymond Messer, who has been civilly committed as a sexually dangerous person since 2011, committed suicide on Friday at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program's Moose Lake facility, according to multiple sources familiar with the incident.Read More »
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The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday making significant changes to the state's trouble civil commitment program for sex offenders with bipartisan support. The House version of the bill continues to face opposition from Republicans.Read More »
Rep. Tina Liebling vowed that she would pull her bill proposing changes to Minnesota’s troubled civil commitment program for sex offenders if Republicans asked for a roll call vote. The Rochester DFLer feared that Republicans would use any recorded vote to smear DFLers as soft on sex offenders when campaign season rolls around.Read More »
Legislation making significant changes to the state’s troubled civil commitment program for sex offenders appears to be all but dead following a Friday setback in the House Judiciary Committee.Read More »
Legislation that would change how dangerous sex offenders are indefinitely detained cleared the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday with bipartisan support. The bill is now cleared to be taken up on the Senate floor.Read More »
Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, has introduced legislation that would require civilly committed sex offenders who commit felonies to serve prison time. Currently some individuals are placed on probation instead of being sent to prison.Read More »
A federal judge has ordered the creation of a five-member expert panel to review the treatment regimen at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. The evaluation team has been directed to report back to the court with its findings by April 15.Read More »
St. Peter DFLer played key role on Vikings stadium, other sensitive issues.
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Here’s a guide to key policy matters that are likely to be addressed and heavily lobbied in the 2013 legislative session.
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The court-mandated Sex Offender Civil Commitment Advisory Task Force held its initial meeting on Thursday morning at the State Office Building. Former Chief Justice Eric Magnuson is chairing the 20-member panel, which resulted from a federal class-action lawsuit challenging the terms of confinement for more more than 650 individuals indefinitely committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.Read More »