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Briefs: Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Second case of switched babies shakes Canadian community
More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Update: Shots fired outside Zorbaz in Spicer early Sunday
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
October 15, 2014
Editorial: Agreement is historic in nature and healing
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and sexual abuse victims took a major step toward healing Monday with the announcement of a historic lawsuit settlement and agreement on future child protection. At an emotional news conference Monday, church officials and sexual abuse...
October 15, 2014 - 5:00am
October 13, 2014
‘Humiliated’ Twin Cities archdiocese settles abuse lawsuit with landmark agreement
ST. PAUL -- Attorneys for sexual abuse victims stood alongside Catholic Church officials Monday in downtown St. Paul to announce the settlement...
October 13, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 30, 2014
Archbishop won’t resign, vows to change church
ST. PAUL — Responding to calls for his resignation, Archbishop John Nienstedt said Wednesday that he will remain at the helm of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
July 30, 2014 - 11:44pm