For decades, Bob Schwiderski has been a voice for victims of clerical abuse. He's blanketed the neighborhoods of accused priests with fliers and held press conferences to encourage others to speak out. This week, Schwiderski kicked up his crusade. He released an updated version of a map he created ... More >>
In the summer of 1969, word spread back to Father Jerome Kern that the parents of two boys who attended the Church of St. Mark in St. Paul were upset with him. The parishioners claimed that Kern had been rough-housing during a trip to Lake Nokomis Beach and slid his hand repeatedly into their kids' ... More >>
Attorney Jeff Anderson questioned a second top official of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Wednesday and again walked away complaining that he'd been cheated out of time. Father Kevin McDonough, a former vicar general, was supposed to undergo eight hours of court-ordered testimony ... More >>
A Catholic diocese in Minnesota is suing both a diocese in Ireland and a controversial religious order, shifting responsibility for a dead priest who allegedly abused several children. A lawsuit filed in February by the Diocese of New Ulm claims it never would have brought that priest into a Gran ... More >>
For four years he went into Minnesota parishes that were either struggling financially, or from sexual abuse allegations, and helped smooth things over. Then his conscience caught up with him.Patrick Wall is convinced that he might still be in the Order of St. Benedict today had it not been for Fran ... More >>
The Diocese of Winona released the names of 18 priests Monday, adding to a growing list of suspected pedophiles throughout the state and confirming what some attorneys and clergy already knew: For decades the Rev. Thomas Adamson moved from parish to parish in the shadow of sexual abuse. "It is a d ... More >>
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It took the arm of the law to force the hand of God. A Ramsey County judge ordered today that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona release the names, age and parishes of 46 men -- priests and one member of a religious order -- who've been credibly accused of sexua ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --KSTP's Jay Kolis reports that Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis officials, including Archbishop John Nienstedt, are under criminal investigation in connection with possible child porn found on a computer that belonged to Rev. John Shelley. (St. Paul PD officials deny Koli ... More >>
As we told you about earlier this week, renowned priest and St. Thomas professor Michael Keating is being sued by a woman who claims she was sexually abused by him when she was a teenage girl.THE BACKSTORY: Rev. Michael Keating, popular St. Thomas prof, allegedly abused 13-year-old girlYesterday, th ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- Today, lawyer Jeff Anderson plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who claims she was abused when she was a teenage girl by popular priest and St. Thomas professor Michael Keating.SEE ALSO: St. Paul police reopen child porn investigation aimed at priest Jon Shelley Keati ... More >>
Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson served as Michele Bachmann's state campaign chair during her presidential run -- right up until he daggered her days before the Iowa caucus and threw his support behind Ron Paul.RELATED: Surprise! Michele Bachmann's attorney blames media for Iowa ethics scandal Switc ... More >>
In the summer of 2012, Curtis Wehmeyer, a priest at Parish of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul, was charged with sexually abusing two boys and possessing child pornography.SEE ALSO: So this is the homophobe who kept vandalizing gay-friendly Maple Grove church... Wehmeyer's arrest came after the Arc ... More >>
Father John Brown served as priest at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly. Now 92, he's retired and lives at a nursing home in St. Paul.SEE ALSO: Pastor's anti-gay marriage testimony about "ejaculation inside of a colon" is LOL-worthy [VIDEO] Recently, a former altar boy named Davis Pususta came f ... More >>
A witness saw 24-year-old Joe Ringwelski smashing a window at the Red Carpet nightclub Sunday morning around 9 a.m. Ringwelski, however, had no intention of breaking in.SEE ALSO: Scott Lipe charged with murder nearly six years after incident outside Mortimer's Bar Instead, a post on his Facebook acc ... More >>
If DFLers on the House and Senate Transportation Policy Committees have their way, Minnesota will soon become the fifth state allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license.SEE ALSO: Albert Lea sign controversy: "Deport Illegals" message sparks protestYesterday, on a party-line 10-7 vote, ... More >>
Amy Koch is the latest celebrity booked to appear at MinnRoast, MinnPost's April 26 event at the Pantages Theatre where "journalists and politicians" are "gently skewered."In a promotional post about the event, MinnPost notes that during Koch's 2011 appearance at MinnRoast, the "then-Senate Majority ... More >>
Well, here's a twist -- Minnesota Majority, the paranoid group that led the charge for the failed voter ID amendment, is coming to the defense of an 86-year-old woman who voted twice and has been charged with felony voter fraud.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer blames voter ID failure on "misinfor ... More >>
Last month, Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath took lots of heat for blaming the not-really-that-close defeat of the voter ID amendment on voter fraud, despite not presenting any evidence fraud actually occurred. SEE ALSO: Minnesota Majority wanted you to follow buses leaving polling places on electio ... More >>
Shattuck-St. Mary's School is increasingly coming under fire by authorities for the way it handled a series of inappropriate student-teacher relationships. On Monday, former drama teacher Lynn Seibel, 70, was charged with sexual misconduct while employed by the school for allegedly encouraging ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Todd Hoffner, MSU-Mankato football coach, allegedly shot sex videos of his own young kidsMSU-Mankato head football coach Todd Hoffner faces two felonies after allegedly shooting pornographic videos of his three young children. But it turns out this isn't the first time coach Hoffner has be ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Kerry Gauthier says he's running for reelection despite rest-stop sex scandal-- Kerry Gauthier sex scandal: Are these his oral sex-seeking Craigslist posts?-- Rep. Gauthier, 56, claims rest-stop oral sex with Craigslist boy, 17, was consensualThis afternoon, Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D-D ... More >>
Last week, we told you about Dakota County middle schoolers that got themselves suspended because of smartphone-snapped inappropriate photos. This week, another Dakota County sex scandal has emerged, this one suggesting teachers are equally capable of landing themselves in some very hot water for us ... More >>
Dan Feidt is the journalist and producer primarily responsible for MK Occupy Minnesota, the video making the explosive allegation that Minnesota officers have offered Peavey Plaza protesters drugs as an enticement for participation in the State Patrol's now-suspended Drug Recognition Expert program. ... More >>
By Sean McPhersonSean McPherson teaches at McNally Smith College of Music, is a founding member of Twin Cities hip-hop collective Heiruspecs, and plays bass with Dessa's touring band. He recently conducted a conversation with a leader in the changing terrain of the music copyright world, Northwester ... More >>
cytosineThe joke's on Weiner.There are Weiners and then there are wieners. Combine the two on Twitter and you have the public humiliation and potential resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner. Combine the latter with Mayor R.T. Rybak on Facebook and you have a politician plainly happy to have a ... More >>
Her presidential ambitions have led Michele Bachmann to read booksAs she advances inexorably towards declaring her candidacy for president, Michele Bachmann is preparing by reading books about the havoc wrought when megalomanaical politicians run for president. At the top of her list, appare ... More >>
A man is shot and killed during a screening of "Black Swan" for eating his popcorn too audibly
Reps. Mary Kiffmeyer and Mike Benson want to see your IDTwo Republican legislators are pushing bills that would require voters to bring photo IDs to the polls. Both bills are slated for a hearing at the House Government Operations and Elections Committee Thursday morning.
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Swindler Trevor Cook won't be preying on anyone anymore.Trevor Cook preyed on the good will, and often the religious faith of hundreds of victims to run a tawdry, $190 million scam out of the Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis. Now he's going to prison for a very long time.
The Williams Wall can legally sue the NFL in Hennepin County for suspending the duo for four games. The defensive linemen claim the suspension flies in the face of state drug-testing laws.
Norm Coleman's legal team concluded their case Monday with their big statement of the trial: Let's put the results aside.
Fox has hired an independent counsel to look into claims that she had an affair with an American Idol contestant. Do we smell a spin-off? How's about a reality show that investigates other reality shows? If CBS picks it up, it could replace 60 Minutes II.
Former Vike implicated in steroids probe, CBS claims The Strib reports that Redwood-neck and former Viking Todd Steussie is among the NFL players named in a 60 Minutes Wednesday report about steroids in the NFL that will air tonight. Steussie and others allegedly obtained prescriptions for steroids ... More >>