An investigation by the Human Services Department found an employee at the state hospital in St. Peter emotionally abused a sex offender patient. The hospital, which treats dangerous mentally ill patients, put the employee through a coaching session to prevent future incidents. The incident adds to a series of recent problems at the St. Peter hospital.
Charges: Man carjacked father, daughter as they loaded groceries outside Cub
The father grappled with the suspect after he had pointed a gun at his daughter.
Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd
The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.
Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury
Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.
Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'
Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.
Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park
The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.
3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown
Two people in the house were uninjured.
Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery
The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert for Kryssy King canceled, suspect still at large
Police beleived 15-year-old Kryssy King was with a 22-year-old man who remains wanted.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Employee injuries on rise at Minnesota Security Hospital
Employee injuries at the state's largest facility for the mentally ill and dangerous, located in St. Peter, increased sharply this year, MPR reports. The number of permanent psychiatrists dropped from six to one and security practices have put counselors into closer contact with patients.
OSHA investigates Minnesota Security Hospital
Minnesota Public Radio reports that OSHA inspectors made an unannounced visit to the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter on March 13 after concerns about worker safety. The hospital -- which houses 400 adults deemed mentally ill and dangerous -- has been in turmoil for months.
Testing Minnesota's controversial sex-offender program
Clarence Opheim is about to be the first patient released from the Minnesota sex-offender facility in St. Peter. He could move to a halfway-house as soon as Saturday. The convicted pedophile has spent the past 19 years in the sex-offender program. Republican leaders are concerned and don't want the 64-year-old released, even though a three-judge panel says he has completed treatment.
Minnesota hires new chief of sex offender treatment program
Nancy Johnston has officially been named the new executive director for Minnesota’s Sex Offender program. The Mankato Free Press reports she will permanently oversee the treatment facilities in St. Peter and Moose Lake. Johnston took over as interim director when Dennis Benson retired in June.
Convicted abuser is the the state's first 'habitual offender'
A federal trial ended with a conviction for Minnesota's first 'habitual offender'. The man faces up to five years in prison after being found guilty of domestic assault following five prior assault convictions.
State has private firm investigating problems at Security Hospital in St. Peter
Employees say problems at the hospital that treats dangerous mental patients have gotten worse under an administrator who started six months ago. They describe a tense and chaotic work environment that's led several psychiatrists to quit. A state official says the hospital is close to losing its license.
Psychiatrists flee state hospital in St. Peter
The hospital that treats Minnesota's most dangerous mental patients is nearly devoid of experienced psychiatric staff. Half a dozen psychiatrists have quit recently -- apparently in response to the combative style of the hospital's new administrator. The state will investigate allegations of a hostile work environment.
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