SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Minnesota Republican Representative Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Rod Hamilton Self-Reported The Allegations To Minnesota House Officials

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Another Minnesota lawmaker is accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. Emily Schlecht filed a report of sexual misconduct against Republican Representative Rod Hamilton. She says Hamilton touched her inappropriately and kissed her without her consent at his apartment. The representative has since been suspended as chairman of the Agriculture Finance Committee. Hamilton has said he…

St. Cloud Priest Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Priest is Jailed In Stearns County

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A priest in the Diocese of St. Cloud has been arrested for sexual misconduct. The Rev. Anthony Oelrich is jailed in Stearns County and is scheduled for a court appearance. A statement from Bishop Donald Kettler says the investigation into the sexual misconduct involves a woman. Kettler placed Oelrich on administrative leave and suspended him pending…

Richland 44 School Investigation Continues, Deadline Unknown

Alleged Student Sexual Misconduct Under Investigation

COLFAX, ND — The news out of Richland 44 is that there is no news. The sheriff’s office released a statement saying the investigation is active and ongoing at the school. No other information is being released at this time. Allegations of harassment, bullying or hazing that might involve student sexual misconduct are being investigated. Officials last week thought the…

Mayor of Colfax Calls Sexual Misconduct Investigation at School “Very Sensitive Issue”

Some Students Removed From Classes During Investigation

COLFAX, ND — School officials in Colfax have removed some students from classes as allegations of harassment, bullying or hazing that might involve student sexual misconduct are being investigated. The mayor of Colfax says the investigation is “a very sensitive issue” for the community. Scott Gauslow declined to comment further on talk in town that the alleged misbehavior might involve…

Decision on Al Franken’s Vacant Senate Seat to Come Wednesday

That is when Gov. Mark Dayton will announce his pick to serve in the Senate through next year's election

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — We will know who is taking Senator Al Franken’s seat tomorrow. That is when Gov. Mark Dayton will announce his pick to serve in the Senate through next year’s election. Voters will pick a candidate in 2018 to finish Franken’s current term ending in 2020. Franken announced his resignation last week amid a growing cloud…

Sen. Franken Will Speak From Senate Floor at 10:45 a.m.

A high-ranking Democrat says he expects Franken to resign in the wake of another sexual harassment allegation. Fox's Garrett Tenney reports from Washington.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A tweet on Senator Franken’s account says he is with his family and plans to make an announcement in D.C. Thursday and quote: “Any reports of a final decision are inaccurate.” A high-ranking Democrat says he expects Franken to resign in the wake of another sexual harassment allegation. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp issued a statement on Twitter writing…

Minnesota, North Dakota Senators React to Franken Accusations

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Franken’s counterpart, Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, strongly condemned her colleague without mentioning him by name. Klobuchar released a statement saying: “This should not have happened to Leeann Tweeden. I strongly condemn this behavior and the Senate Ethics Committee must open an investigation.” Senator Heitkamp says she’s “very concerned and disappointed” with Franken. Senator Hoeven says…