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Substitute Teacher Convicted Of Malicious Punishment

A substitute teacher at a Bloomington elementary school has been convicted of maliciously punishing students. Sixty-year-old Laura Avery was found guilty of four counts of malicious punishment of a child.

12/24/2013

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Bloomington Teacher Convicted For Abusing 4 Students

A 60-year-old substitute teacher has been convicted of abusing four students at a Bloomington elementary school last December, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

12/23/2013

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Winona Diocese Names 14 Priests Accused Of Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona has named 14 priests accused of sexually abusing minors. The southeastern Minnesota diocese filed the list in Ramsey County District Court on Monday.

12/16/2013

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Archdiocese Braces Parish Leaders For Disclosure

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is bracing parish priests and leaders for its upcoming disclosure of a list of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.

12/04/2013

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Man Claims Priest Abused Him At White Earth

A Minnesota man who says he was abused by a priest on the White Earth Indian Reservation sued the Diocese of Crookston and the priest’s religious order on Thursday, claiming they should have known the priest was a risk.

11/21/2013

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CASA Volunteers Help Abused, Neglected Kids Find Themselves

The numbers are staggering. Every day across the country, nearly 2,000 children become victims of abuse or neglect. But there’s a group of volunteers who stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes.

11/13/2013

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St. Paul Archdiocese To Name Abusive Priests

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it will release names of priests who have sexually abused children.

11/11/2013

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Lawyer: Nienstedt Should Name All Accused Priests

An attorney for victims of sexual abuse by priests says Archbishop John Nienstedt’s plan to release the names of some accused priests isn’t enough.

11/11/2013

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WCCO Exclusive: Jane Doe Shares Video Describing Alleged Clergy Abuse

A video statement obtained exclusively by WCCO shows a Minnesota woman describing alleged abuse by a Catholic priest. Her case is part of a growing scandal accusing a cover-up by top officials of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

10/30/2013

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10-24-13 Tony Kennedy Of Star Tribune With Dave Lee On The Morning News

Financial Figures disclosed by the Star Tribune..

10/24/2013

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Police: Victims Of Clergy Sexual Abuse, Come Forward

St. Paul police are not saying how many priests they might be looking at, but as they made a highly unusual appeal for victims of abuse to come forward, Commander Mary Nash said their could be one victim, and there could also be 100 victims.

10/17/2013

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Report Details Allegations Against Priest, Professor

A police report obtained by WCCO details a Chicago County woman’s claims against a prominent Twin Cities priest and University of St. Thomas professor. The woman claims he abused her starting when she was just 13 years old.

10/15/2013

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Art Therapy An Aesthetic Outlet For At-Risk Kids

Poverty, homeless and abuse are problems — and art is one of the solutions. At least in one program that’s finding a way to give at-risk kids a new way to express themselves, and an opportunity to display their work at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

08/18/2013

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Workers, Cop Sacked After Alleged Awards Program Abuse

Seven workers at a well-known grocery store are out of a job. They’re accused of abusing a shopper rewards program for their own personal use.

06/26/2013

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Highly Potent Heroin Has Tight Grip On Metro

Heroin deaths in the Twin Cities are on pace to hit a new record this year. So far in 2013, 15 people have died from heroin overdose in Hennepin, Scott, and Dakota counties. It isn’t a new problem, but is far more dangerous than a few years ago.

06/06/2013

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