MN Dept. Of Corrections To Close 2 Of State’s Smallest Prisons, Cites Substantial Budget CrisisThe Minnesota Department of Corrections says it is taking the “immensely difficult” action to close two of the state’s smallest prisons due to a substantial budget crisis.
Sheriff: 1 Dead, 1 Jailed After SUV Falls Into The Kettle RiverA man is dead and another is in jail after an SUV plunged into a river Monday in northern Minnesota.
Man Turns Self In After Walking From Incarceration ProgramOfficials 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.
Great Grandmother Pistol-Whipped In Minn. Bar RobberyA great grandmother is recovering from a head wound after a violent robbery inside The Corral Bar in Willow River one week ago.
Pine Co. Bar Employee Attacked, Robbed By Men In Ski MasksThe 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.
Willow River Boot Camp Marks 20 YearsThis 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.