Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

Clinicians at the Minnesota Security Hospital allowed a violent sex offender to leave last week because they did not fill out mandatory paperwork. (08/06/2013)
Former Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher Lynn Seibel has pleaded guilty to seven counts for the sexual abuse of six male students. (07/12/2013)
A legislative auditor's report finds the Minnesota Department of Human Services failed to create the right procedures to oversee its massive Medical Assistance program. (07/11/2013)
The priest, now 92 and living in a nursing home in St. Paul, uses a walker and spends his time reading the Bible and watching old movies. He still remembers a boy named David. (07/10/2013)
A Hennepin County judge is allowing part of a lawsuit filed by the family of a victim of the shooting at Accent Signage Systems to go forward. (07/02/2013)
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)