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Judge to decide on confidentiality of accused clergy: Lawsuit calls for Crookston diocese to release list of priests

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CROOKSTON — The lists exist, but whether they will be made public is now up to a judge.

Steven Aggergaard, an attorney representing the Diocese of Crookston, argued there is no concrete harm in keeping a list of priests accused of sexual abuse private.


The statement came in Polk County Judge Tamara Yon’s courtroom. She must now decide whether the diocese is legally required to release their list as part of a lawsuit filed in June by St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson.

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