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Cleanup Underway At Mpls. Church Struck By Lightning

About 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, lightning hit the top of St. Helena Catholic Church in south Minneapolis.

9 hours ago

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Former Archdiocese Employee Files Claim In Bankruptcy Court

A former employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who went public with concerns that clergy sex abuse cases were being mishandled has filed a claim in bankruptcy court.

08/04/2015

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2 ‘Ghost Hunters’ Plead Guilty To Damaging Historic Church

Two of the self-dubbed ghost hunters accused of breaking into a historic Litchfield church in May have pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property.

07/15/2015

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Interim Archbishop Hebda Holds First Mass At St. Paul Cathedral

The new interim archbishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul is in town this weekend and addressing the recent pains of the Catholic church. Archbishop Bernard Hebda addressed a nearly full house at the St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday.

07/12/2015

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4 Things To Know: Bud Kraehling Celebration, ‘Ghostbusters’ Pics & More

From the first court appearance in the South Carolina church massacre to a celebration of a former longtime WCCO weatherman’s life, here are the four stories to know for Friday, June 19.

06/19/2015

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St. Paul Man Gets 5-Year Sentence In Church Arson

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced for setting fire to a St. Paul church last December. On Thursday, Gregory Louis Knox, of St. Paul, learned he will spend 5 years in the St. Cloud Prison.

05/22/2015

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Federal Judge Rules Church Abuse Victims Have Until August To File Claims

People who were abused by priests and haven’t come forward may now have less time to do so. On Thursday, a federal judge ruled victims will have until Aug. 3 to file claims.

04/17/2015

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Excellent Educator: Meet Karing Kingdom’s Teaching Staff

For this week’s Excellent Educator award, a whole group of teachers were nominated at the Karing Kingdom Preschool in Lord of Life Church in Maple Grove. They say it takes a village, and at Karing Kingdom, a team of four work together all on the same mission.

04/10/2015

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Congregation Concerned NE Development Will Rattle Historic Church

Parishioners of a Minneapolis church are trying to get people who don’t attend to take on their cause. Our Lady of Lourdes is holding a meeting Thursday to inform people about the skyscraper that’s been proposed a few doors down. The church is the oldest in the city, and parishioners are worried major construction could shake the integrity of the building.

03/15/2015

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Police: Church Computer Thieves Sought In Burnsville

The Burnsville Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying two suspects after a theft at a South Metro Church. Police say the two suspects (pictured above) are wanted in the theft of an Apple computer valued at over $1,000.

01/28/2015

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St. Paul Church Holds Alternative To Black Friday

While many will hit the malls shopping Friday, there’s a group in St. Paul spending it at church. Those looking to avoid long lines and shopper meltdowns flipped the Black Friday script and held a service at Unity Church-Unitarian.

11/28/2014

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Suspect In Jordan Church Assault Apprehended

Police in the town of Jordan say they’ve arrested a man suspected of hitting his significant other in the head with a gun at a church.

11/23/2014

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Pay It Forward Challenge: Monticello Church Gives Cash Out To Congregation

Usually on Sundays, churches pass around a plate asking for donations. But one Minnesota church passed out envelopes full of money to the congregation instead.

11/09/2014

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Victims’ Group Applauds Man Who Sued Church

A support group for victims of clergy sexual abuse is applauding a man who pursued a public nuisance claim against church leaders in Minnesota.

10/13/2014

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Judge Splits Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Into 2 Phases

A judge has split an upcoming clergy sex abuse trial against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona into two separate phases.

09/15/2014

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Twin Cities Church Holds Services In A Food Truck

A Twin Cities church is running exclusively out of a food truck. Shobi’s Table Lutheran Church started in April and parks along Payne Avenue in St. Paul every Thursday.

09/11/2014

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5 Tips For Budget Travel To Italy

Traveling to Italy is a wonderful but expensive adventure. Make the most of your money with these five budget tips.

08/05/2014

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Fmr. Minn. Priest Admits To Decades Of Sexual Abuse

A videotaped deposition of a former Minnesota priest shows him calmly describing graphic sexual encounters with at least ten boys. The deposition of former priest Thomas Adamson is the latest in a series released as the result of a lawsuit against him by a man who says he was abused as a boy in the mid-70s.

06/11/2014

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Former Church Official Suggested Archbishop Should Resign

Newly released records show the man who was second in charge to Archbishop John Nienstedt had urged him to step down during the investigation of sexual abuse in the church.

05/28/2014

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Plea Deal For Ex-ELCA Synod Bookkeeper

Prosecutors have reached a plea deal with a former bookkeeper accused of embezzling $700,000 from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synod in northwestern Minnesota. The agreement calls for Robert Larson of Wolverton to serve four years in prison and to pay back the stolen money.

04/10/2014

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Ice Clogged Drains Causes Flooding At Minneapolis Church, School

Monday’s warm weather caused big problems at a church and school in south Minneapolis. Snow dripped through the roof of Trinity First Lutheran on 11th Avenue South and East 19th Street due to ice clogged drains. Water ended up all over the school.

03/10/2014

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Judge Denies Archdiocese’s Appeal, Church Officials To Be Interviewed

A judge has denied the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ appeal in a clergy sexual abuse case. The decision Wednesday clears the way for attorneys representing an alleged victim to interview Archbishop John Nienstedt and former vicar general Kevin McDonough.

03/05/2014

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No Charges Against Archdiocese In Minn. Church Abuse

Ramsey County authorities will not be charging the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for its handling of the case of a priest who was later convicted of sexually abusing two children.

01/29/2014

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St. Thomas Professor On Catholic Church Scandal

Charles Reid is a professor at the University of St. Thomas, where he teaches canon law. He is also a Catholic, and is asking for prayers for the church.

11/17/2013

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Catholics Gather At Cathedral To Protest Archbishop Nienstedt

Dozens of members of the Catholic Church are calling for a change in local leadership. Nearly 100 people gathered outside the St. Paul Cathedral on Saturday, calling for Archbishop John Nienstedt’s resignation. They’re angry about past accusations of sexual abuse by clergy members that became public within the last few weeks. Eric Fought of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform says he’s looking for renewed faith in church leadership.“It’s up to us as the laity to step forward and say ‘enough is enough,’” Fought said.

11/09/2013

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