Time to think about the statute of limitations?

Like many Minnesotans, I did something last night I rarely do. I left the porch light on.

It was all we could do in the wake of Saturday’s news of the discovery of Jacob Wetterling.

Well, perhaps not all. Perhaps we can talk about why there’s a statute of limitations in Minnesota for kidnapping and raping children.

Under Minnesota law, indictments or complaints must be made within nine years after the alleged crime was committed or three years after it was reported to law inforcements, whichever is later.