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MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

Keith Cochise Bellanger

Authorities searching for inmate who escaped from prison near Duluth

Keith Cochise Bellanger has a prior conviction for burglary.

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Fired Cowboy Jack's worker who robbed manager sentenced to 17 years

Prosecutors say he was arrested in Louisiana after fleeing MN.

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Plymouth man who defrauded woman out of her life savings is sentenced to prison

He's accused of using her money to buy a BMW, hot tub and pay a family member's tuition.

Stillwater MCF

Inmate with COVID-19 dies amid major outbreak at Stillwater prison

Almost two-thirds of inmates at the prison have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.

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Lawsuit claims MN prison inmates aren't adequately protected from COVID-19

The ACLU-MN filed a class-action lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Corrections and its commissioner.

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COVID-19 outbreak infects 90 inmates at Stillwater prison

The Stillwater prison is home to 1,273 incarcerated individuals.

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Inmate who killed Stillwater corrections officer sentenced to life in prison

Edward Muhammad Johnson pleaded guilty to killing Joseph Gomm on Friday and was immediately sentenced.

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MN Department of Corrections planning to close 2 prisons

It's the result of a "substantial budget crisis."

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2nd inmate at Faribault prison dies after positive COVID-19 test

More than 200 inmates at the prison have tested positive.

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Prison inmate dies 19 days after testing positive for COVID-19

It's the first prison death due to COVID-19 in Minnesota.

MCF Moose Lake

ACLU sues for early release of prisoners from coronavirus-hit Moose Lake

Coronavirus has already spread at MCF-Moose Lake Minnesota, and the ACLU fears it will get worse.

MCF Moose Lake

COVID-19 cases rise to 8 at Moose Lake prison

The cases continue to rise after three more positive tests.

MCF Red Wing

First COVID-19 cases confirmed in Minnesota's prison system

A staff member and an inmate have tested positive.

Ryan Petro

Escaped prisoner caught, found hiding next to a Dollar Tree

The 34-year-old escaped in Wadena, prompting a day-long manhunt.

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'Dangerous' prisoner escapes on way to court in Wadena

Members of the public have been urged not to approach Ryan Petro,

Mohamed Noor

Mohamed Noor moved to prison in other state for 'safety reasons'

He was sentenced last month for the murder of Justine Damond.

Mohamed Noor

Ex-Minneapolis cop Noor sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison

Noor was found guilty of murder in the shooting death of Justine Damond.

4 MN corrections officers hurt in latest inmate attack

This follows a rash of similar incidents at Minnesota prisons throughout 2018.

MN pipe bomb maker and would-be revolutionary gets prison

Eric Reinbold, of Oklee, was sentenced in federal court on Friday.

Oak Park Heights corrections officer's death ruled a homicide

Joseph Parise died shortly after helping with an inmate assault.

Another five MN corrections officers injured in prison attacks

They were hurt in two incidents at Oak Park Heights Prison.

Corrections officer dies from medical episode shortly after inmate assault

His cause of death is unknown and the prison is on lockdown.