Officials say a man who walked away from the Minnesota Department of Corrections’ Challenge Incarceration Program Tuesday night has turned himself in. At about 8:30 p.m., Richard James O’Reilly reportedly walked away from the program, which is intended for non-violent offenders.
A great grandmother is recovering from a head wound after a violent robbery inside The Corral Bar in Willow River one week ago.
The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after they say two men wearing ski masks attacked and robbed a bar employee in Willow River on Independence Day.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Minnesota’s Challenge Incarceration Program. It’s a boot camp-approach to rehabilitate non-violent offenders. The C.I.P. campus, located near Willow River, is about 100 miles north of the Twin Cities, but it’s a different world for most of the participants.