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April 10, 2010
Family members charged in alleged scheme to prevent arrest
WILLMAR -- A husband and wife appeared in court Friday on felony charges related to an alleged scheme to prevent the arrest of the man's brother. The couple is alleged to have made a false crime report in order to divert law enforcement officers' attention from efforts to arrest...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 8, 2010
Court affirms man's commitment to sex offender program
MONTEVIDEO -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed Steven Allan Housman's commitment to the state sex offender program in St.
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Legislation could sock counties for long-term sex offender costs
WILLMAR -- Potential legislation that would saddle counties with the long-term costs of civilly committed sex offenders could cost local taxpayers millions of dollars. "We've got to scream and we've got to scream loud," said Kandiyohi County Family Services Director Jay Kieft. During...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
February 22, 2010
Minnesota legislative negotiators leave out sex offender facility expansion
ST. PAUL - Minnesota House and Senate negotiators early today rejected Gov. Tim Pawlenty's major request for a public works funding bill - $89 million to expand a Moose Lake sex offender treatment facility. Negotiators on the House-Senate conference committee that made the sex offender...
February 22, 2010 - 11:02am
Talks involve sex offender facility
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House and Senate negotiators considered expanding the state's sex offender treatment facilities and whether to protect communities downstream from a proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project Sunday night. Legislative leaders want to take up the final version...
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am
December 15, 2009
Chippewa County sex predator committed to offender program
MONTEVIDEO -- A convicted sex offender who had been just a few hours from being released from prison to the streets of his hometown is now indefinitely...
December 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 10, 2009
Ruling in sex offender case is likely still months down road
MONTEVIDEO -- Final legal arguments will be presented in the next two months before a ruling is issued on whether or not to indefinitely commit Steven Allen Housman, 54, of Montevideo, to the state's criminal sexual treatment program in St. Peter. Housman, who is classified by the...
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am
April 9, 2009
Chippewa sex offender commitment to be decided
MONTEVIDEO -- Final legal arguments will be presented in the next two months before a ruling is issued on whether or not to indefinitely commit Steven Allen Housman, 54, of Montevideo, to the state's criminal sexual treatment program in St. Peter. Housman, who is classified by...
April 9, 2009 - 3:47pm
January 31, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 31
n Kevin Ray Wertz, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, which was stayed, a $1,000 fine and three years of probation on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation for choking a woman with his hands while the two were arguing. He was also ordered...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
One day before release, sex offender gets sent to St. Peter
MONTEVIDEO -- Just one day shy of his release after serving 58 months in prison, convicted sex offender Steven Allen Housman, 54, of Montevideo...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
Sex offender meeting is Tuesday in Monte
MONTEVIDEO -- A community notification meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Chippewa County Courthouse regarding a man designated a Level...
January 2, 2009 - 12:00am
November 26, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 26
- Sylvia Wodash, 51, of Willmar, made her first appearance Tuesday on a first-degree drug conspiracy charge for selling 10 or more grams of cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin and a fifth-degree drug possession charge. Unconditional bail was set at $100,000. Conditional bail was allowed...
November 26, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Oct. 15
n Christopher Lyle Pesch, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance. As part of a plea agreement, he also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of having no proof of vehicle insurance and driving after suspension. Two additional...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Oct. 8
n Kelly Ray Bottomley, 50, in the Kandiyohi County Jail, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of violating the registration requirements for a predatory offender. As part of a plea agreement, another felony will be dismissed and he will receive a maximum of 15 months of executed...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Oct. 7
Eloy Carranza, 25, of New Richmond, Wis., was arraigned Friday on two felony charges of failing to report changes of information required by a predatory offender. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 and conditional bail at $20,000. According to the complaint, on June 19 a Willmar...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am