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At Minnesota lakes country retreat, military widows forge lasting connections
Dangerous invader: Weed known as Palmer amaranth reaches Upper Midwest
ND Beef Commission puts up $590,000 for beef research
Dylan group infuses art, music into Hibbing
Detail-loving, behind-the-scenes organizer helps Honor Flights cruise smoothly
Dillon captures wet Coca-Cola 600 for 1st Cup win
Lynx remain perfect with win over Stars
Rays' 15th-inning blasts sink Twins
Kisner earns one-shot win at Dean & Deluca Invitational
Feng limps to one-stroke LPGA victory despite two late bogeys
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
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Mary Ann Nagel
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Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
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May 9, 2017
Lawsuit accuses Crookston bishop of blackmail, coercion
PAUL — A northwest Minnesota man has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Crookston and Bishop Michael Hoeppner, alleging a cover-up of...
May 9, 2017 - 6:24pm
March 23, 2017
Catholic leaders told to come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse
ROME - Catholic leaders must come down "from the pulpit" to acknowledge that clergy sexual abuse of children and cover-ups had broken the Church's...
March 23, 2017 - 12:15pm
December 30, 2016
Chippewa County jury awards over $10 million in abuse case
MONTEVIDEO — A Chippewa County jury has awarded a total of $10,199,000 in a civil lawsuit brought by a 42-year-old woman who alleged that...
December 30, 2016 - 4:55pm
May 25, 2016
Filing period ends for claims of abuse against New Ulm Catholic diocese
NEW ULM — Wednesday was the final day for victims of past sexual abuse by Catholic priests to file civil claims. As of Tuesday, the Diocese of New Ulm and parishes within the diocese had received claims from 98 victims and survivors under the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which temporarily...
May 25, 2016 - 11:20pm
May 14, 2016
Bernard Hebda takes the reins of the beleaguered Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
ST. PAUL -- As Bernard Hebda assumed the seat of the archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Friday, the applause in the cavernous Cathedral...
May 14, 2016 - 5:30am
April 13, 2016
Lawsuits allege abuse by official St. John’s Abbey has reinstated
ST. CLOUD -- Two lawsuits against St. John’s Abbey — accusing a former prior of child sexual abuse decades ago — have been filed in Stearns County, a St. Paul law firm announced Tuesday. The lawsuits allege that St. John’s Abbey former prior and No. 2 leader, the Rev. Tom...
April 13, 2016 - 12:25am
April 8, 2016
Pope Francis calls for openness toward 'imperfect' Catholics
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Friday called for a Church that was less strict and more compassionate towards "imperfect" Catholics, such as...
April 8, 2016 - 9:49am
March 29, 2016
List of the 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese accused of sexual abuse
The names of 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese, who have been identified as being credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, were released...
March 29, 2016 - 6:48pm
Willmar women speak out as New Ulm Diocese priests accused of sexual abuse are named
WILLMAR -- The names of 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese, who have been identified as being credibly accused of sexually abusing minors,...
March 29, 2016 - 6:45pm
Names released of 16 priests accused of sexual abuse at New Ulm Diocese
ST. PAUL - The names of 16 priests accused of sexual abuse while working at the Diocese of New Ulm were released Tuesday morning. The law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates and the Diocese of New Ulm jointly disclosed the names of 16 men during a news conference Tuesday morning...
March 29, 2016 - 1:11pm
November 4, 2015
Jury awards $8M to clergy sex abuse victim
ST. PAUL — In a landmark clergy sex abuse lawsuit, a jury Wednesday ruled that church officials were negligent in their oversight of a priest who abused a boy in the Diocese of Duluth in the 1970s. The lawsuit, filed by “Doe 30” in early 2014 in Ramsey County District Court,...
November 4, 2015 - 11:38pm
September 18, 2015
Pope’s visit draws Minnesotans to East Coast
ST. PAUL — Calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Catholics from across the Twin Cities will travel to the East Coast next week to get a glimpse of Pope Francis. The Minnesota faithful will join hundreds of thousands expected for the pope’s six-day tour, his first to the...
September 18, 2015 - 10:43pm
September 12, 2015
Editorial: Pope Francis set for historic U.S. visit
Pope Francis is scheduled later this month to make a historic visit to the United States. On Sept. 24, he will indeed make history as the first...
September 12, 2015 - 4:00am
May 20, 2015
Commentary: Are the Castros willing to confess?
Who am I to tell the pope how to be, well ... the pope? But after President Raul Castro of Cuba, an observant communist for most of his life, said he was so impressed with Francis that he was considering returning to the Catholic Church, I would have liked for the pope to first...
May 20, 2015 - 1:08am
January 16, 2015
Twin Cities archdiocese files for bankruptcy
ST. PAUL -- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court Friday morning.
January 16, 2015 - 11:11am