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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The House has passed an emergency bill to close a loophole in sex offender law in response to the upcoming release of child molester Clarence Opheim.

The House passed the bill Monday in a 127-1 vote. The state must notify communities when a sex offender moves in, but not if the offender moves into a halfway house. The bill seeks to close this loophole.

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