abc
QUICK LINKS:

February Trial Set for Sex Offenders Lawsuit

Updated: 08/21/2014 12:37 PM
Created: 08/21/2014 12:25 PM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Feb. 9 trial date has been set for a constitutional challenge to Minnesota's sex offenders treatment program.

U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank set the date Thursday during a hearing in St. Paul on the case.

Some 700 people are indefinitely committed to the program. Almost no one has gotten out of the program since it was launched, and patients have argued that makes it unconstitutional.

Frank had hoped to bring the lawsuit to trial before the end of the year, but experts evaluating the patients said they couldn't finish their work that quickly. Frank has asked those experts to make their report by mid-November.

The exact scope of the trial has yet to be determined.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Duluth Police Investigate after Man Stabbed in Back

    A 34-year-old man was injured when he was stabbed in the back on Friday afternoon, according to the Duluth Police Department. The incident happened at about 4:51 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Superior Street.

  • Duluth Church Asks for Help Finding Stolen Bus

    Pastor David Sorenson at Northstar Baptist Church said one of their white school buses with a blue strip was stolen from the church's Arlington Avenue parking lot Wednesday night. 

  • Island Lake Levels Low for ALS Walleye Tournament

    Island Lake Reservoir is still struggling to reach average water levels after a dry spell that spanned from September through April. This will lead to some added hazards on the lake as boaters head out for the ALS Walleye Tournament on Saturday.

  • Dayton Abandons Pre-K Plan, But Still No Budget Deal

    Gov. Mark Dayton has abandoned his priority plan for a statewide pre-kindergarten program but remains at odds with GOP lawmakers over the amount of new funding for public schools.

  • Panel Votes to Cut UW System by $250 Million

    The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to cut the University of Wisconsin System by $250 million, eliminate tenure in state law, limit shared governance provisions and give UW more flexibility to save money.

 

Frost Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: East Marshall; East Polk; Hubbard; Kittson; Lake Of The Woods; Mahnomen; Norman; North Beltrami; North Clearwater; Pennington; Red Lake; Roseau; South Beltrami; South Clearwater; West Marshall; West Polk
Expires: 5/30/2015 9:00 AM

Flood Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Crow Wing; Morrison
Expires: 6/1/2015 1:00 AM

Freeze Warning

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Iron; Ontonagon; Southern Houghton
Expires: 5/31/2015 8:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement