MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Houston County judge has ruled a religious leader must give back two properties to a couple that left his group with nothing.

The court fight between Karl and Suzanne Solum and Tom Tollefsrud has played out for years in Spring Grove.

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The Solum’s spent 30 years in what’s known as Maranatha Ministries.

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But, when they left the group Tollefsrud said their house and the business Karl built belonged to the group.

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A judge disagreed Wednesday and said the Solum’s are entitled to that property.