A Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been ordered to a halfway house while his case is pending.
A man serving time on a racketeering charge is accused of walking away from a Fargo halfway house.
In July 2012 a judge sentenced Amy Senser to nearly 41 months for the hit-and-run death of Anousone Phanthavong. Less than two years later, she’s headed to work release. On Thursday, Senser is expected to move from the Shakopee Women’s Prison to either a county jail or halfway house at night and a job during the day. She’s expected to be there for six months before starting parole in October.
State officials say Amy Senser, who’s serving time for a fatal hit and run, will be released nearly six months early from prison. The Department of Corrections says Senser applied for a transfer to a jail or halfway house for work release, and it was approved. Senser is the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser. She was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011 death of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong.
This week, a high-risk sex offender is expected to be released to a halfway house in Golden Valley.
Authorities are notifying residents of a Golden Valley neighborhood that a predatory offender is moving to the area.
A three-judge panel hears a second day of testimony Friday on whether a man committed to Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is ready for more freedom.