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Michele Murphy of the Minnesota Department of Corrections discusses personal and family safety issues during the community meeting prompted by Level 3 sex offender Shannon Michael Benson’s move to Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Awareness, general safety stressed upon Level 3 sex offender's move to Cottage Grove

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A Level 3 sex offender’s move to Cottage Grove led public safety officials to inform the public about the man’s background, but it also provided an opportunity to discuss what can be done to keep families and children safe from other potential predators.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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