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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
January 20, 2016
St. John's Abbey releases files on monks accused of sex abuse
COLLEGEVILLE — St. John's Abbey announced Tuesday it released the personnel files of 18 monks who have been accused of sexual misconduct against minors. The release of the personnel records is a part of a 2015 settlement of a sexual abuse lawsuit brought against the abbey and one...
January 20, 2016 - 12:08pm
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
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
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
April 1, 2014
Appeals court orders new trial for Rasmussen in sex abuse case
WILLMAR — The State Court of Appeals has ruled that a 24-year-old Willmar man previously sentenced to 36 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl is entitled to a new trial. In an unpublished opinion issued Monday, the Court of Appeals granted a new trial to Andres Sylvester...
April 1, 2014 - 4:00am
March 10, 2014
10 with Minnesota ties on Catholic group's list of accused child sex abusers
ST. PAUL -- Ten men who worked at Minnesota churches and religious organizations were on a list that an international Roman Catholic community released of members facing child sex abuse allegations.
March 10, 2014 - 8:06am
March 6, 2014
Minn. appeals court rejects effort to prevent archbishop’s deposition
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to prevent the deposition of Archbishop John Nienstedt and a former top deputy.
March 6, 2014 - 9:00am
February 4, 2014
California educator accused in YouTube video charged with sex abuse (video)
(Reuters) - A California educator who resigned after a woman accused her in a YouTube video of abusing her when she was a 12-year-old student has been charged with 16 counts of felony child abuse, local prosecutors said on Monday. The former teacher, Andrea Michelle Cardosa, was...
February 4, 2014 - 1:06pm
September 17, 2013
Penn State football coach Sandusky seeks new trial in sex abuse
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania appeals court was set to hear arguments on Tuesday for a new trial for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach serving at least 30 years in prison for sexually abusing boys for more than a decade.
September 17, 2013 - 7:04am
April 5, 2013
Pope seeks decisive action against sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis indicated Friday that he will seek to have the church act `'with determination" against clergy sex abuse cases. The pope pushed for decisive action during a meeting with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig...
April 5, 2013 - 8:21am
March 15, 2013
US clergy sex victims want change from new pope
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The election of a new pope could help heal the wounds left by a Roman Catholic sex abuse crisis that has savaged the church's reputation worldwide. For alleged victims, much depends on whether Pope Francis disciplines the priests and the hierarchy that protected...
March 15, 2013 - 11:54am