Level three sex offender moves to Willmar

James Dahlager Level 3 mugshot

WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department has notified community residents that a level three sex offender has moved to 300 block of Fourth Street Southwest.

According to the department’s fact sheet, James Nicholas Dahlager, 39, was convicted in engaging in sexual contact, including sexual touching, with a female child he knew.

A level three offender is the highest risk category in Minnesota, classified as a high risk of re-offense, and is required to register with law enforcement. This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the court and is transitioning into the community. This notification is not intended to increase fear but rather raise awareness.

Dahlager is described as a white male with a medium build standing at 5 foot, 7 inches; brown hair and green eyes; about 195 pounds.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at
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