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Trail of clues, legal twists kept Glensheen murder case going for years
Marjorie Caldwell faced years of legal trouble after Duluth's Glensheen murders
After 40 years, Duluth's Glensheen murders still intrigue
Iron ore shipments up in Twin Ports
Good fishing is just part of the package in this Quetico adventure
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Will this be the year the Wolves match the hype?
Thibodeau can't hold back his joy
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Charlotte Adella McChesney
Jean Ann Sordahl
Bradley Gordon Westby
Lois Joan Aalderks
Carl "Pee Wee" Manska
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Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Editorial: Willmar Fests highlight by Destination Playground
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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October 4, 2016
Former Minnesota priest to be defrocked
CROOKSTON —A Minnesota survivor of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest has won a settlement in federal court to prevent her abuser, who was suspended...
October 4, 2016 - 8:23am
May 3, 2016
Minnesota priest removed from assignment amid accusations of sexual abuse
A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy on the Red Lake Reservation in 2008 has been removed from his present assignment...
May 3, 2016 - 9:21am
October 21, 2015
Priest sex abuse: Victim seeks $9 million from Diocese of Duluth
ST. PAUL — There’s no dispute that the Rev. James Vincent Fitzgerald sexually abused a Minnesota teen in 1978, according to opposing attorneys in a lawsuit filed by the victim. The question for a jury: Who supervised the priest when the abuse took place? The victim’s attorney,...
October 21, 2015 - 10:57pm
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
September 24, 2014
Woman sues Crookston diocese
ST. PAUL — A woman who says a priest assaulted her in Bemidji about 45 years ago has sued the Crookston Catholic diocese. Linda Carroll said on Wednesday that the Rev. James Porter assaulted her at St. Philip’s school in Bemidji when she was in second grade. Her lawsuit says...
September 24, 2014 - 11:13pm
Wright Co. cancels contract with ex-priest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former priest who denies accusations of sexual abuse from the 1960s and 1980s has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/1hBuoZq ) Harry Walsh has taught birth control, sexual disease prevention...
December 24, 2013 - 8:00am
December 12, 2013
Sex abuse lawsuit filed against New Ulm Diocese; lawyers seeking accused priest names
WILLMAR — Attorneys from the Jeff Anderson law firm have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of a man who says he was abused in 1982 by the Rev. Francis Markey at St. Andrew Parish in Granite Falls. They are also requesting the release of the names of priests accused of abusing...
December 12, 2013 - 11:16pm
Sex abuse lawsuit filed against New Ulm Diocese, lawyers seeking accused priest names
WILLMAR — Attorneys from the Jeff Anderson law firm will announce today the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit, on behalf of a man abused in 1982 by the Rev. Francis Markey at St. Andrew Parish in Granite Falls. The lawsuit names the Diocese of New Ulm and Servants of the Paraclete...
December 12, 2013 - 11:55am
September 16, 2013
Women take Catholic diocese to court over Willmar priest abuse
ST. PAUL -- Two women who say a Willmar Catholic priest abused them as girls said today they are taking church officials to court to prevent...
September 16, 2013 - 5:00pm
September 15, 2013
Retired priest with Willmar ties faces sex abuse lawsuits
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul law firm has scheduled a news conference this afternoon regarding sexual abuse allegations against a Catholic priest who once served in Willmar. Two women are scheduled to speak out about the abuse committed by the late Rev. David A. Roney, according to...
September 15, 2013 - 11:08pm
June 11, 2013
Blue Earth priest jailed on accusations of fondling girl
BLUE EARTH, Minn. — The Diocese of Winona says a Blue Earth priest has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with sexually assaulting a young girl. Bishop John Quinn said in a statement that Rev. Leo Koppala is not allowed to minister in the Winona diocese...
June 11, 2013 - 3:52pm
March 27, 2010
Commentary: How the Pope can end abuse scandal
WASHINGTON -- How in the name of God can the Roman Catholic Church put the pedophilia scandal behind it? I do not invoke God's name lightly. The church's problem is, above all, theological and religious. Its core difficulty is that rather than drawing on its Christian resources,...
March 27, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Diocese: Priest in extradition fight was removed from Granite Falls church
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An official in the New Ulm Roman Catholic diocese says an Irish priest facing extradition over sexual abuse allegations was removed from a Granite Falls church in 1982 after parents complained he was "overly affectionate" with boys. The Rev. Douglas Grams is vicar...
March 26, 2010 - 1:50am
March 25, 2010
Vatican issues statement on cover-up of priest case in Superior Diocese
The tragic case of Father Lawrence Murphy, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, involved particularly vulnerable victims who suffered terribly from what he did. By sexually abusing children who were hearing-impaired, Father Murphy violated the law and, more importantly, the sacred...
March 25, 2010 - 9:50am
UPDATED: Pope linked to cover-up in Superior Diocese priest case
Pope Benedict XVI -- or at least his immediate subordinate in his previous role as a cardinal -- was made aware of an attempt to cover up the...
March 25, 2010 - 9:37am