Dayton, Daudt Call For Mental Health Facility Improvements In Rare Show Of UnityMinnesota's top political leaders toured the state's toughest security hospital at St. Peter Monday to assess how to fix the aging and outdated facility.
Goin' To The Lake: Moose Lake (Day 2)WCCO's summer road trip continues as we head to Moose Lake!
Goin' To The Lake: Moose Lake (Day 1)WCCO's summer road trip continues for the second week, and this time we're Goin' to the Lake in Moose Lake!
Moose Lake, Northern Wisconsin Hit Hard By FloodingMoose Lake, which is about 35 miles north of Hinckley, is one of the areas hardest hit by flooding.
Goin' To The Lake, Summer 2016: Be Our Tour Guide!We're sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! Yes indeed, we are Goin' to the Lake once again!
Minnesota Sex Offenders Hopeful For Release After Program Ruled UnconstitutionalSex offenders in Minnesota's high security treatment centers say they are frustrated but hopeful they can someday be released. That's after a federal judge found the program unconstitutional, and ordered the state to find ways to release sex offenders.
Judge Weighing Sex Offender Program Fate To Order Fixes SoonA federal judge who declared Minnesota's sex offender treatment program unconstitutional intends to rule in October on how the state must fix it after signaling in court Wednesday that he wouldn't move to shut it down entirely. Judge Donovan Frank and attorneys in a 4-year-old class-action lawsuit debated how far the court can go in shaping regulations for an indefinite confinement program housing more than 700 offenders deemed a continuing risk to society.
Minnesota Legislators Expect Costly Fix To Sex Offender ProgramThe state of Minnesota is trying to figure out what to do with more than 700 sex offenders that a Federal court ruled are being held unconstitutionally.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Sex Offender Treatment ProgramMinnesota's sex offender treatment program is getting sharp scrutiny after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. It turns out that Minnesota locks up more dangerous sex offenders than almost anywhere else.
4 Your Pets: Ruff Start Rescue's Prison ProgramLate last spring, Ruff Start Rescue founder Azure Davis and company started a program at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility, where rescue dogs are paired up with select offender trainers.
How Do Our Neighboring States Handle Sex Offenders?For more than two decades, Minnesota's most dangerous sex offenders have been locked up a second time after serving prison sentences. They've been committed to indefinite detention in treatment programs. Now, more than 700 sex offenders are suing the state saying that's unconstitutional. So we wondered: How do our neighboring states handle sex offenders? Do they get out? And what happens when they do?
Attorney Talks Misconceptions In Sex Offender Program TrialMore than 700 civilly committed sex offenders are suing the state of Minnesota, arguing the program keeping them locked up is unconstitutional.