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St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt speaks in a video in early December 2013 about clergy sex abuse allegations. On Dec. 17, 2013, he stepped away from public ministry after a boy accused him of inappropriately touching him. FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Archbishop temporarily steps aside after boy's allegations; chief says church not cooperating

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ST. PAUL – Minnesota's priest sex abuse scandal took two dramatic turns Tuesday: The St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic archbishop announced he will leave public ministry while he is investigated for allegedly improperly touching a boy and the St. Paul police chief said his department has received little cooperation from the archdiocese during sex abuse investigations.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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