Yesterday, Governor Dayton announced that his administration will temporarily suspend the transfer of dangerous sex offenders to a less secure facility in Cambridge. This comes after months of work by many strong leaders in our community to bring the concerns of our citizens to the Governor’s attention. Governor Dayton is asking the legislature to review our state policies towards handling MSOP offenders in the upcoming 2014 legislative session.
As previously planned, I will still be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on this issue next Monday evening, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Christian School. I welcome you to bring any further questions you have about the latest updates on this important issue.
The City of Cambridge, neighborhoods and businesses surrounding the proposed transfer site, and hundreds of past victims who have contacted me can now rest a little easier knowing that our state’s leaders have reversed their previous course of action. Many legal questions and concerns still remain with MSOP and I plan on following this issue closely over the next several months and during the 2014 legislative session.