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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 hospital employee found to have emotionally abused sex offender

An investigation by the Human Services Department found an employee at the state hospital in St. Peter emotionally abused a sex offender patient. The hospital, which treats dangerous mentally ill patients, put the employee through a coaching session to prevent future incidents. The incident adds to a series of recent problems at the St. Peter hospital.