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Archdiocese To Seek Dismissal Of Abuse Lawsuit

Lawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis return to court Monday to ask a judge to dismiss a clergy sex abuse lawsuit that’s already forced painful revelations about how top church officials handled allegations of misconduct by priests.

07/21/2014

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Victims’ Lawyer Seeks Electronic Data From Church

Attorneys for victims of alleged sexual abuse by clergy are asking a judge in St. Paul to order church officials to turn over electronic data on accused priests — such as emails, texts and data on hard drives.

06/10/2014

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Minnesota Prep School Suit Moved To Federal Court

Federal courts will hear a new lawsuit alleging that a southern Minnesota boarding school knew a former teacher was sexually abusing male students but took no action.

05/29/2014

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Third Civil Suit Filed Against Shattuck-St. Mary’s

A third civil suit was filed Tuesday in a Rice County Court against Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minn., alleging that administrators knew a teacher had engaged in sexually-inappropriate behavior with male students. The student who filed the suit claims his was abused during the 2000-2001 school year by Lynn Seibel, according to the law firm of Jeff Anderson and Associates. Seibel was both a drama teacher and was a “dorm parent,” who lived with some of the students.

05/13/2014

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Minnesota Prepares To Say Goodbye To The Dome

This weekend marks the final days of the Metrodome. Sunday will be the final time the public is allowed inside before demolition begins to make way for a new stadium.

12/27/2013

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Increased Security And High Demand For Final Dome Game

A sellout crowd is expected at Mall of America Field on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions during their final game at the Metrodome. That has police and dome staff preparing for the anything.

12/26/2013

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Breck Settles Suit Over Ex-Teacher’s Sex Abuse

A man who claimed he was sexually abused by a former teacher at Breck School in the 1970s has settled his lawsuit with the school. Richard Covin was a student at Breck when he says William Jacobs abused him.

12/03/2013

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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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Archdiocese Facing New Allegations Of Priest Abuse

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is facing new accusations of child sexual abuse by a priest. Those claims are part of a new lawsuit filed by a Twin Cities man who said he was molested by Father Francis Hoefgen, who had already admitted to sexually abusing children.

11/19/2013

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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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Another Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse From A Twin Cities Priest

Another victim came forward on Tuesday, alleging she was sexually abused by a Twin Cities Catholic clergy member. St. Paul attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Finnegan announced a new lawsuit, claiming that the Rev. Robert Thurner sexually abused the woman, identified as Jane Doe 23, when she was a child in the 1984-85 school year.

10/29/2013

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Minn. Priest Takes Leave Of Absence Before Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit

A high profile priest has abruptly taken a “voluntary and temporary leave of absence” the day before a sexual misconduct lawsuit is expected to be filed against him.

10/13/2013

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Att’y Responds To Latest Allegations Against Catholic Church

The top deputy at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis resigned Thursday amid fresh criticism of how top church officials handled cases of priests accused of sexual abuse.

10/04/2013

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Judge Refuses To Throw Out Suit Against Scouts

A Ramsey County judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit over a former scoutmaster’s sexual abuse of one of his Boy Scouts. Judge Elena Ostby on Friday denied requests to dismiss the lawsuit by the Boy Scouts of America, the local Northern Star Council and the church that sponsored the troop.

08/23/2013

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Bemidji School District Named In 3 Sex Abuse Suits

The Bemidji School District is being sued over alleged sexual abuse of three elementary students by a former teacher.

08/22/2013

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