Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has created a high-level state post to coordinate sex-offender policies and named former state House Republican colleague Rep. Eric Lipman of Lake Elmo to head it, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Minnesota needs to "find new and better ways to protect our people from (sexual) predators," Pawlenty said in a statement. "That's why we need a strong voice working to coordinate state efforts and drive aggressive reform." The Pawlenty administration has been criticized over its sex-offender policies for the past year. Critics said did not think Lipman's appointment would . . .
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