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  1. Mankato: No jail time for Philip Nelson in assault on ex-football playerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | TwinCities

    Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson apologized Monday for his role in a fight outside a Mankato bar last spring that caused a serious brain injury to a former Minnesota State football player. Nelson, 21, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and won't have to serve jail time for his part in the May 11 attack on Isaac Kolstad.

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  2. Minnesota sex offender testifies about 23-year commitmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | TwinCities

    A Minnesota sex offender testified Tuesday about his frustrations over the difficulty of ever getting out of the state's civil commitment program, where he's spent more than 23 years with no end date in sight. Dennis Richard Steiner, 65, was first patient to take the stand in a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of more than 700 offenders who have been committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program indefinitely after finishing their prison terms.

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  3. Funding limits big changes in Minnesota sex offender program, official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | TwinCities

    Minnesota's human services commissioner says officials have done the best they can to respond to concerns over the state's sex offender treatment program given the limited resources. Lucinda Jesson testified in federal court in St. Paul Friday where a trial is under way over the program's constitutionality.

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  4. Highway 169 closure details draws crowd in St. PeterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | TwinCities

    A steady stream of people came throughout a two-hour open house Monday where state highway officials explained work that would be done this summer in preparation for a mega project in 2016 in which Highway 169 will be closed from Mankato to St. Peter for the entire construction season. The $29 million Highway 169 project is to raise all four lanes so they won't flood when the Minnesota River spills out of its banks.

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  5. Proposed downtown St. Paul bike loop draws ire over parking lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | TwinCities

    Unhappy with their leadership's embrace of a proposed bicycle loop that could cost them parking spots, representatives of a wide range of businesses say they've broken off ties to their business and residents' association, Wabasha Partners, and elected building owner Jim Crockarell to chair their meetings. The new group, which is staunchly opposed to the possibility of a raised bike path on Wabasha Street, will meet Tuesday under the name Wabasha Street Partners.

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  6. Minnesota sex offender program gets legal testRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | TwinCities

    Minnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders has been under fire for years by people who say it's unconstitutional because it amounts to a life sentence. A federal judge has pressured state lawmakers to change the program to address concerns, but they have not.

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  7. Southern Minnesota city could restrict where sex offenders liveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | TwinCities

    The Mankato Free Press reports a proposed ordinance in Le Center would prevent Level 3 sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of places such as schools, libraries and day care centers. The proposal came after a December public hearing to notify residents that a Level 3 offender, Robert Jeno, was moving to a group home in Le Center.

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  8. St. Peter: Security Hospital seeks $10.4M in emergency fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | TwinCities

    ST. PETER, Minn. -- A Minnesota lawmaker says the state's largest psychiatric hospital will soon run out of money without an emergency infusion.

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  9. Small colleges: Longtime Gustavus tennis coach Steve Wilkinson diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | TwinCities

    Taking over for legendary Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson wasn't a daunting task for Tommy Valentini. "There was never any pressure,'' said Valentini, a 2002 graduate of the St. Peter, Minn., Division III school.

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  10. Philip Nelson makes assault plea officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | TwinCities

    Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson, 20, was arrested in Mankato early Sunday, May 11, 2014, on suspicion of third-degree assault and underage consumption of alcohol, a Blue Earth County official said. As expected, Philip Nelson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault Wednesday and avoided a potential prison sentence by having two felony assault charges dismissed.

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  11. Expert: Kick to head a minor factor in Kolstad's brain injuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | TwinCities

    A prosecution expert said in a report released Friday that a kick allegedly delivered by former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson probably did not cause the critical brain injury suffered by former Minnesota State University linebacker Isaac Kolstad during a fight. Forensic pathologist Michael McGee instead pointed to an initial punch allegedly thrown by another defendant, Trevor Shelley, of St. Peter, as the most likely cause of the injuries Kolstad suffered during a fight on May 11 in downtown Mankato.

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  12. Ex-Gopher Philip Nelson felled first, Mankato fight video showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | TwinCities

    The downtown Mankato fight that spurred felony assault charges against Philip Nelson started with the former Minnesota Gophers quarterback being leveled with a punch, surveillance video recently played in court showed. The video from a late November hearing challenging whether enough probable cause exists to support assault charges filed against Nelson has aired on Fox 9 and can be seen here .

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  13. St. Paul fine-tuning long-term bike planRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2014 | TwinCities

    Minneapolis bicyclists have long enjoyed the city's Grand Rounds, Midtown Greenway and Chain of Lakes trails, which span dozens of miles of scenic bike paths. St. Paul could soon be on the verge of catching up.

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  14. Ramsey County cuts support for sex offender day-treatment centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | TwinCities

    Dane Jorento does the kind of job most people would pay to avoid. For the past nine years, he's been the director of ABC Mental Health Therapy, an East Side day-treatment center that works with sex offenders who suffer from traumatic brain injury, developmental delays, autism and various forms of mental illness.

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  15. Highway 169 to close from Mankato to St. Peter for 6 monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | TwinCities

    State transportation officials plan to completely close U.S. 169 to traffic between Mankato and St. Peter for six months in 2016, something that has local officials already worrying about the impact on commuters and the safety implications for alternate routes between the two cities. "That's going to be more disruptive than the roundabouts," Blue Earth County Commissioner Vance Stuehrenberg said, referring to the closure this summer of U.S. 22 in the heart of Mankato's retail district.

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  16. Twins go for the gold with 2015 home uniformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | TwinCities

    The Minnesota Twins have looked anything but golden over the past four seasons, but that's all about to change. Say hello to the Twins' new primary home uniform , which adds "Minnesota Kasota Gold" to their usual scarlet and navy look.

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  17. Area college football: Gustavus Adolphus improves to 5-0 with 50-0 winRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | TwinCities

    Mitch Hendricks threw four touchdown passes to lead Gustavus Adolphus to a 50-0 victory over Carleton on Saturday at St. Peter, Minn., giving the Gusties a 5-0 start to their season for the first time since 1998. Hendricks completed 24 of 28 passes for 383 yards and rushed for 69 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown.

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  18. Charley Walters: Talks could lead to a hefty pay hike for the Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky RubioRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | TwinCities

    Contract talks that could make Ricky Rubio the second-highest-paid Timberwolves player will take place in person this week, and both the 23-year-old point guard and the Wolves seem ready to make a deal. Rubio and Wolves owner Glen Taylor spoke several times by telephone last week, with each expressing hope a contract extension can get done soon.

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  19. Former Mankato football player suffers seizureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | TwinCities

    The former Minnesota State, Mankato football player who made a remarkable recovery after he was gravely injured in a bar fight last May has suffered a seizure. Isaac Kolstad was taken to the emergency room on Friday night where doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy.

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  20. Female sex offender stuck in Minnesota's all-male treatment programRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2014 | TwinCities

    ST. PETER, Minn. -- The sexual abuse started early for Rhonda Bailey, her father constantly visiting her bedroom when she was as young as 5. She gave birth to her first child at age 14, unsure whether the father was her dad or another relative, court documents say.

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