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Lawyers Want High Court to Take Minnesota Sex Offenders Case

Lawyers for sex offenders confined indefinitely to Minnesota's secure treatment program have asked a judge to stay all further proceedings while they ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional.

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After Outcry, Group Home in Dayton Won’t House Sex Offenders

A group home in Dayton says it won't house three men who have been approved for conditional release from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

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Minnesota Cities Brace for Sex Offenders Moving In

Cities across Minnesota are bracing for the possible release of sex offenders by passing restrictions on where they can live.

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Minnesota Leaders Meet Privately About Sex Offender Program

An array of Minnesota officials gathered at a federal courthouse to privately discuss the future of the state's program for confining sex offenders. More than a dozen legislators, Gov. Mark Dayton, Attorney General Lori Swanson and others are talking about potential changes to a program that's been declared unconstitutional.

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DHS Officials Say Offender Should Stay Committed

Officials with the Department of Human Services are disagreeing with experts who say one man in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program should be released.

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Fixes Soon to Minnesota Sex-Offender Program Unlikely

Minnesota legislative leaders from both parties blamed each other Friday for a lack of progress on overhauling the state's sex offender treatment program.

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Panel Calls for Overhaul of Minnesota Sex Offender Law

A state task force is recommending a major overhaul of Minnesota's laws governing sex offenders with a goal of creating more options to get them out of forced, indefinite treatment.

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Minnesota Recommends Release of Two Sex Offenders

A special review board is recommending two repeat sex offenders be released from Minnesota's most secure treatment program.

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Minnesota Bill Doubles Prison Time For Some Sex Crimes

A proposal to more than double prison sentences for the most serious sex crimes gets its first legislative hearing Tuesday. The House public safety committee considers legislation that would raise the recommended sentence for first-degree sex offenses from 12 years to 25 years.

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Possible MN Sex Offender Releases Draw Concern

Lawmakers are reacting skeptically to the prospect that two violent sex offenders could be released from a state treatment program. Court files identify them as John Rydberg and Thomas Duvall.

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