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Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, with Gov. Mark Dayton, talks about a new plan to keep sex offenders in treatment Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, until legislators and Dayton agree on a new plan. FORUM NEWS SERVICE | Don Davis

Dayton suspends Minnesota sex offender releases

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota sex offenders who remain locked up after their prison terms end are supposed to have a chance to go free, but Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday snuffed out that hope until he and legislators can agree on a new process.

He said political reaction to the potential release of a man convicted in three sex crimes persuaded him to end sex offender releases.

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