Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program Dispute Gets Political

By Kirk Anderson on December 5, 2013

The fate of a convicted rapist ready to be released from the Minnesota Sex offender Treatment Program has now become a political issue that could become a topic in the next governor’s race. The Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program has been the subject of conversation in recent years because it is a highly populated transitional… Read more »

Minnesota to Bar Over 100 Nurses with Criminal Histories

By Kirk Anderson on November 30, 2013

It is estimated that approximately 1-7 nurses throughout Minnesota will be barred from providing patients with direct care after the State Department of Human Services learned that many of them have criminal records that could disqualify them from being able to administer treatment. The agency acted after they were provided with nearly 300 names of… Read more »

Minneapolis & St. Paul Schools to Check for Sex Offenders

By Kirk Anderson on November 17, 2013

Schools in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and all throughout the state and country will not be allowed to employ any workers that have been convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes after the House passed a bill regarding the matter on October 22. Although many school systems perform background checks on individuals considered… Read more »

Minneapolis Sees Sex Abuse Cases Reopened Against the Catholic Church

By Kirk Anderson on November 11, 2013

Clergy abuse has been a major topic in recent years and now Minneapolis and St. Paul are seeing clergy sex abuses cases come back to the surface. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdioceses have said that serious mistakes were made in the investigations that the Archdiocese conducted over allegations of sex abuse by its clergy members. Now… Read more »

Minnesota Supreme Court Sides with Consent and Not Coercion in DWI Ruling

By Kirk Anderson on November 7, 2013

A Prior Lake man agreed to provide urine and blood samples that were used as evidence against him in all three of his DWI convictions. The question, however, is if he and the many others like him throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas can be said to have consented when refusing to provide the… Read more »

Prostitution Rings Widening in St. Paul

By Kirk Anderson on October 28, 2013

Prostitution rings have become common throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul and they are growing in size. Because of the prevalence of prostitution rings in the area, law enforcement has carried out stings that have resulted in arrests of prostitutes and pimps, as well as the johns seeking services. Officers have found in multiple stings that… Read more »

The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment of 1984

By Kirk Anderson on October 28, 2013

Domestic violence has been an issue for quite some time, as was made evident in the 1984 Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment. The experiment was actually conducted from 1981 to 1982 and the findings were published in April 1984’s American Sociological Review. The experiment was made possible through a grant awarded by the National Institute of… Read more »

The Illegal Drug “Molly” Making Its Way Into the Twin Cities

By Kirk Anderson on October 1, 2013

A new illegal drug that has become rather popular on the dance and party scene in some of the largest cities around the country has now started to make its way into Minneapolis and St. Paul. The drug, known as Molly, is being scrutinized because it has been blamed for a number of overdose deaths…. Read more »

Synthetic Drugs Targeted in St. Paul

By Kirk Anderson on October 1, 2013

Synthetic drugs in St. Paul and Minneapolis are becoming an issue, as there have been cases of individuals exhibiting strange behavior after taking them and hospitals are seeing individuals in life threatening situations. Synthetic drugs became illegal in Minnesota in 2011, but that has not decreased usage very much. In fact, there are a number… Read more »