Gov. asks for longer sentences
Published 02/10/2010, Worthington Daily Globe
Pawlenty to lengthen sex offender penalties
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to double some sex offender sentences, the latest in a series of related moves over the years. Under the plan the Republican governor announced Tuesday, a first-degree sex offender would receive a sentence of at least 25 years, compared to 12 years now.