St. Peter News


11/07/2017 06:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Two decades after tornado, rebuilt St. Peter, Minnesota, is a success story 

Todd Prafke had been city administrator of St. Peter, Minn., for four months on March 29, 1998, when the tornado struck. As emergency sirens blasted, Prafke and his family huddled in a basement closet, watching through a small window as the yellow house next door disappeared behind rain.


11/02/2017 08:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Counterpoint: What did the Dakota contribute to Minnesota? Why do we even have to ask? 

"The Signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux," a 1905 painting by Francis Davis Millet, depicts the July 23, 1851, treaty signing near St. Peter, Minn., in which the Dakota ceded millions of acres. With the State Capitol's recent renovation, the painting was moved from the Governor's Reception Room to a new exhibit space with expanded interpretation.


10/08/2017 01:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
After Supreme Court passes, what's next for sex offenders? 

This March 28, 2017 file photo shows the Pexton Building, surrounded by barbed wire fencing, at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in St. Peter, Minn. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, that it won't hear a challenge to Minnesota's sex offender civil commitment system, which allows people who have been deemed sexually dangerous to be committed to a treatment facility for an indefinite period of time.


10/08/2017 01:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
After Supreme Court Passes, What's Next for Sex Offenders? 

This March 28, 2017 file photo shows the Pexton Building, surrounded by barbed wire fencing, at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in St. Peter, Minn When the U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of Minnesota's sex offender program, it relieved the pressure for major near-term change in a program that confines over 700 people who've finished their prison sentences. Only rarely is anyone released.