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political leaders toured the state's toughest security hospital at St. Peter Monday to assess how to fix the aging and outdated facility.
Dayton: $1.4B Bonding Bill Would Add Nearly 40K JobsGov. Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers to borrow $1.4 billion to tackle a massive to-do list of public construction projects. The Democratic governor released his proposed bonding bill on Friday.
We're Goin' To The (Frozen) Lake, Again & Need Your Suggestions!It's that time of year again! We've examined the map and narrowed down the choices for this year's Goin' To The (Frozen) Lake trip! WCCO-TV will be hitting the frozen lakes again each Thursday and Friday in February and we want your suggestions on where we should go.
MN Contests Safety Violations At St. Peter Security HospitalThe Minnesota Department of Human Services is contesting citations it received earlier this month for workplace safety violations at the state's largest hospital for people considered mentally ill and dangerous.
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.
Escaped Patient Returned To Minnesota Security Hospital
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.
Wander Minnesota: Road Trip To St. PeterSouth of the Twin Cities, along the Minnesota River, is the town of St. Peter. St. Peter's earliest claim to fame is that it came close to being the capital of Minnesota, but thanks to the machinations of Joe Rolette, who stole the bill that would have designated St. Peter as the capital and hid with it until legislators had voted in St. Paul instead.
Gov. Dayton: St. Peter Hospital Needs Urgent FixState officials are investigating the latest in a series of assaults at Minnesota's largest psychiatric hospital in St. Peter. Governor Mark Dayton says the facility needs an urgent fix.
Dayton Calls Psychiatric Hospital Where Series Of Assaults Reported 'Obsolete'State officials are investigating the latest in a series of assaults at Minnesota's largest psychiatric hospital in St. Peter. Gov. Mark Dayton said the Minnesota Security Hospital needs an urgent fix. Dozens of staff workers have been injured at the facility this year.
Man Goes Overboard, Dies While Sailing On Lake MichiganAuthorities say a Wisconsin man has died after he went overboard while sailing on Lake Michigan. The Racine County Sheriff's Office says it got a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about a vessel in distress on the lake.

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