Quietly and with little debate, more than half of the licensed detox centers in Minnesota have shut down in recent years, forcing jails and hospital ERs to cope with chronic drinkers and addicts. There are now just 23 in the state.
Updated: December 09, 2013, - 06:01 AM
A state task force concluded that Minnesota's program for committing sex offenders “captures too many people and keeps many of them too long.”
Updated: December 02, 2013, - 10:13 PM
The battle over the state Sex Offender Program raises questions over who gets out — and who gets put in.
Updated: December 02, 2013, - 10:38 AM
Dayton said he has directed the state Department of Human Services to oppose any future petitions by sexual offenders for release until state legislators review Minnesota’s controversial system for confining violent sex offenders.
Updated: November 30, 2013, - 10:13 PM
Early intervention could help families and help rein in costs of the state’s long-term care system.
Updated: November 20, 2013, - 09:39 PM
Hundreds of sex offenders could be released by a federal judge unless the Legislature takes action soon, a jurist warns.
Updated: November 18, 2013, - 10:57 PM
Victims, attorneys and experts want the chance to testify about releasing a violent serial rapist.
Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:44 PM
Critics of the state’s civil program for sexual offenders want to see harsher time, treatment in prison.
Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:38 AM
Court monitor’s report troubles advocates for the disabled.
Updated: November 05, 2013, - 10:31 AM