The Minnesota Department of Corrections uses electronic monitoring to track high-risk sex offenders, as well as other offenders who are finishing out their sentences on supervised release. Thousands of alerts are generated each month, and while most are harmless, strapping a GPS bracelet on an offender’s ankle does not guarantee he or she will stay out of trouble.
The St. Paul Winter Carnival had its annual orchid show over the weekend. A grower from Plymouth brought a rare new flower, with a name to match.
Sheriff’s deputies in Mower County in southern Minnesota are looking for the burglar who stole $3,000 in collectible coins and bills from a woman in Austin Township over the weekend.