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W’bago: Sex offender meeting slated

WINNEBAGO — Winnebago Public Safety has announced that James Dahlager, a Level 3 sex offender, has served the sentence imposed by him on the court and is transitioning into the community.

A community notification meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Winnebago Municipal Center, 140 Main St. Representatives of the state Department of Corrections and Winnebago Public Safety will be available to offer information and answer questions.

Omar gets a primary challenger

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Community organizer John Mason says he will challenge U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar in a Democratic primary for Minnesota’s 5th District.

Mason, a first-time candidate, said Tuesday he wants to build on President Barack Obama’s accomplishments in health care, education, gun control and the environment. He said he supports inclusivity and condemns all forms of hate, including “anti-Semitic tropes” — a dig at Omar, who was criticized this year for remarks about Israel and the strength of the Jewish state’s influence in Washington.

Omar apologized for suggesting lawmakers support Israel for money and has said she was not criticizing Jews.

Mason’s campaign website says he worked on voter registration and turnout for the Obama for America campaign and was strategist for his husband, Nick Leonard, when Leonard ran for U.S. Senate in 2018.

Omar announced Monday she raised more than $1.1 million in the third quarter for her re-election.

Child tests positive for fentanyl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two St. Louis Park parents are charged with child endangerment and neglect after prosecutors say their 1-year-old son tested positive for fentanyl.

The child survived after spending six days in the hospital. A criminal complaint says police were called to the couple’s apartment Oct. 3 because the boy had become unresponsive.

The Star Tribune reports police say the parents, Waymon Murphy and Deja Harper, told officers their son accidentally put a Tylenol pill in his mouth. The child was rushed to the hospital where medical staff intubated the boy and told investigators his symptoms were inconsistent with the side effects of Tylenol. The complaint says toxicology tests showed that the child tested positive for fentanyl.

It’s not clear whether the parents have an attorney.

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