Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

The president of Totino-Grace High School has resigned saying he is in a committed same-sex relationship. (07/02/2013)
Investigators decided not to cite the Minnesota Security Hospital for maltreatment for allowing a delusional patient who stabbed two people in the face with pencils to keep the weapons in his room. (06/26/2013)
The lawsuit filed by a former Shattuck-St. Mary's student Monday that accuses the school of negligence comes after the state enacted a new law allowing child sexual abuse victims more time to bring claims as adults. (06/10/2013)
The complaint filed in Rice County accuses Shattuck-St. Mary's of negligence for allegedly not protecting students and continuing to employ Lynn Seibel despite claims of sexual abuse. (06/10/2013)
Lynn Seibel is due back in court in two weeks on charges he sexually abused students at the Faribault boarding school, and possessed child pornography more than a decade ago. The school found the pornography then but didn't tell police, saying it wasn't legally obligated to report the images. Others disagree. (06/10/2013)
The lawsuit, on behalf of an unnamed 51-year-old man, accuses the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona of negligence for allowing a known pedophile to continue working with children for years. (05/30/2013)
Recovery efforts are suspended for the evening and are expected to resume Thursday morning. One child is dead and another missing after a gravel slide Wednesday at Lilydale Regional Park near the Mississippi River in St. Paul. (05/22/2013)
A conference committee at the state Legislature rejected a bill this week that would require accreditation for crime labs. (05/15/2013)
Two Minneapolis police officers were shot this afternoon while searching for a suspect in the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue South, and the suspect has died, according to police. The officers are in stable condition, and their names have not been released. (05/10/2013)
Minnesota victims of child sex abuse may soon have more time to sue their abusers, now that the Minnesota Senate followed previous House action to pass the Child Victims Act. (05/09/2013)
The Minnesota Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would allow lawsuits against churches, schools and other organizations that may have covered up child sexual abuse decades ago. (05/08/2013)
The drug case that exposed shoddy work at the St. Paul police crime lab could be resolved within days. (05/03/2013)
The city of St. Paul has hired a criminalist with nearly two decades of experience to run the struggling police crime lab. (05/03/2013)
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that extends the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse to sue abusers and institutions that failed to protect them. (05/01/2013)
The mistake that sent two stillborn babies from the Regions Hospital morgue in St. Paul to a Red Wing laundry appears to be the result of inadequate labeling of fetal remains. Employees at Crothall Laundry Services discovered the first stillborn baby earlier this month. (04/29/2013)