Appeals Court: Sentence Must Be Reduced For Minister Who Abused GirlsThe Minnesota Court of Appeals says the leader of an isolated religious sect who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two teenagers must be given a lesser sentence.
Finding Minnesota: Getting Stuck In Howie's Mud BogThere's a place near Finlayson where every Labor Day weekend playing in the mud is highly encouraged.
Sex Abuse Victim Speaks Out After Religious Cult Leaves MinnesotaA victim of sexual abuse by the leader of a religious sect in Minnesota spoke out Wednesday amid concerns that its members have relocated to the state of Washington.
Man Charged In Deadly Finlayson House FireA 49-year-old man is charged with murder, arson and assault in connection with a deadly March fire in Finlayson. The Pine County Sheriff's office says Robert Sam Raisch Jr. will face charges for second-degree murder, first-degree arson and first-degree assault.
Sheriff: Human Remains Found After Finlayson FireThe Pine County Sheriff’s Office says human remains have been found after a trailer home fire in Finlayson Saturday.
Brazil Police Say Woman Helped U.S. Sect Leader Avoid ArrestA Minnesota religious leader sought by the U.S. on sex charges was able to elude a manhunt because of the support of a local woman, a longtime friend who traveled with him and supported him, the Brazilian lead investigator in the case said Wednesday.
Fugitive Cult Leader Awaiting Extradition Back To USA fugitive from Minnesota is now awaiting extradition back to the United States. Victor Barnard, who spent the last year on the US Marshal Service's most wanted list, is accused of having sex with young girls in his religious camp near Finlayson, some as young as 12 years old.
Fugitive Minnesota Religious Sect Leader Captured In BrazilA former leader of a rural Minnesota Christian community who fled the U.S. after facing sexual abuse charges was captured Friday by Brazilian military police. According to the Brazilian newspaper Globo, 53-year-old Victor Barnard was arrested in a beach condo on the country's northeastern coast.