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NEW ULM, Minn. — A settlement with 93 claimants who were sexually abused as children by clergy and others in the Diocese of New Ulm has been reached in the diocese’s bankruptcy case. “This is a big day for the survivors,” said Jeff Anderson, attorney for many of the claimants, in a news release announcing the settlement. The diocese will pay the 93 claimants around $34 million, according to the agreement between the diocese and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. The committee was made up of survivors of clergy sexual abuse.
FARGO — An online story published by Forbes on Wednesday, June 26 , asserts that Gary Tharaldson, known as the wealthiest person in North Dakota, has become the state's first and only billionaire.
DANUBE, Minn. – One of the persons injured in a two-vehicle accident June 21 in Renville County has died of her injuries. Madison Vagle, 22, of Redwood Falls, died Sunday, according to information that the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office reported to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. Vagle had been airlifted from the scene to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale with serious injuries.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Authorities here are investigating a second shooting in three days in southeast Rochester. On Tuesday night, June 25, an adult male was shot, this time in the 700 block of 12th Street Southeast. Lt. Frank Ohm on Wednesday said police believe that the two incidents were not related. Rochester police were called to KFC, 717 12th St. SE, at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses reported multiple gunshots, said Rochester police Sgt. Greg Jaerdeau. Ohm said three shots were fired by a 9 mm gun.
RED WING, Minn. — Authorities on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old suspect wanted in connection in the shooting of a Red Wing man Tuesday evening, June 25 in what investigators described as a "very unusual" incident. The man was shot in daylight on a busy city street just three blocks from the Goodhue County Justice Center.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A 28-year-old Worthington woman was charged this week in Nobles County District Court after hair follicle testing indicated her three children had been exposed to methamphetamine. The testing stemmed from Nicolette Anderson's May 10 probation violation arrest. While creating a safety plan for her children when she was in jail, Anderson admitted that she had used methamphetamine in her garage in early May. During a consent search of the home, a Nobles County deputy discovered a small baggie of meth in a couch in the garage, court documents say.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Authorities are investigating after a driver fled the scene of a crash that left one man dead Monday night, June 24, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office. The crash, which authorities said involved a Polaris Ranger side-by-side utility vehicle and a 1999 Mercury Marquis, happened just before 7 p.m. on County Road 158 and Wilkinson Lane in Maple Grove Township, 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes.
BLACKDUCK, Minn. —The victim of a two-vehicle fatal crash last week near Blackduck was trapped inside a burning vehicle, documents show. Investigators filed a warrant for the surveillance video from a bar where the other driver was at before the accident happened. The Beltrami County Attorney's Office has not yet charged the second man with any crimes.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz will present a proclamation declaring Tuesday, June 25, as "Gabe Day" at a memorial run in honor of 2004 Perham (Minn.) High School graduate Gabriele Grunewald, who died at her home in Minneapolis on June 11, a news release from the governor's office said. Grunewald, 32, was one of the country's top distance runners who was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009 during her running career with the Minnesota Gophers. She started to run professionally in 2010. Tuesday would have been Grunewald's 33rd birthday.
When the school year ends, some children no longer have access to regular, daily meals. But, thanks to the Summer Food Service Program that the United States Department of Agriculture created, many towns are now able to offer free meals during the summer. The exact address, hours and menu of each of these places is easily available on an app created by Hunger Impact Partners, a nonprofit organization in Minneapolis. Summer Eats Minnesota is free on the Apple Store or Google Play Store