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Attorney pressures dioceses to release names of priests accused of abuse

Catholic dioceses across the country have compiled lists of clergy members suspected of sexual misconduct, but while some of those dioceses have released that information, none of the six dioceses in Minnesota has, according to MPR. Now St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson is trying to pressure Catholic leaders here to release the names of accused priests.

New fight against heroin abuse spans state agencies, health care

Minnesota's latest effort to fight abuse of heroin and other opiates brings together a range of government departments and health care providers. The health, public safety, human services, and education departments are all involved. So are doctors, since many addictions grow out of the painkillers they prescribe.

Penn State's Joe Paterno dies at 85

Family says the legendary football coach lost his battle with lung cancer Sunday morning. Paterno started his 46-year tenure as the Nittany Lions head coach in 1966 to win a record 409 games, including two national championships. Penn State fired Paterno after allegations of child sexual misconduct by one of his assistant coaches surfaced last year.

State's top court to decide validity of repressed memories in sex abuse case

A man claims he was abused by a priest decades ago, but he's filing the lawsuit outside the statute of limitations. His attorney argues that he had repressed the memories of the abuse, so he wouldn't have been able to bring the case at the time. The state's supreme court is trying to determine whether repressed memories are scientifically valid. If so, the case could open up the church to more sex abuse claims.