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Third death reported at Moose Lake sex offender facility

Two other deaths were reported in early December.

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The Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility at Moose Lake. (2011 file / News Tribune)
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A third client has died of COVID-19 at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake, the Minnesota Department of Human Services said Monday.

No additional information on the man who died was released. Two other clients died from COVID-19 on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 .

“We mourn his passing and extend our deepest sympathy to those who loved him and called him friend,” Jodi Harpstead, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, said in the release. “The toll the pandemic continues to take in human lives is tragic.”

There are approximately 740 sex offenders under civil commitments to the state's two secure treatment facilities, Moose Lake and St. Peter. There are no active cases at either facility, down from 20 cases reported to be active Dec. 10.

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