- Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2014
Authorities still identifying plane crash victims

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - Authorities are still working on identifying at least one of two victims of a small plane crash in Sauk Rapids.

The St. Cloud Times reports one victim has been preliminarily identified, but officials aren’t going to release that information until the IDs of both victims are known.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

The Brumwell RV-6 experimental airplane crashed into a house after it flew near an Allegiant Air flight from Mesa, Arizona.

The NTSB tells the Star Tribune that authorities will look into whether the second aircraft may have played a role.


Church restricts priest’s ministry after review

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Sunday that it is restricting the ministry of a priest who has been on a leave of absence, saying that while a review board found he did not violate church rules designed to protect youth, there was enough concern to limit his ministry.

The Rev. Joseph Gallatin will remain a priest, but his ministry will not involve minors, Archbishop John Nienstedt announced. Niesnstedt said Gallatin resigned as pastor of the Church of St. Peter in Mendota and will be reassigned to have no role in a parish setting.

Gallatin didn’t immediately return phone and email messages seeking comment. He’s been on leave since December after a board reviewing clergy files had revisited a prior allegation in which he was accused of a “boundary violation.”

The archdiocese said Sunday that the incident stemmed from a 1998 mission trip in which Gallatin rubbed the chest and abdomen of a sleeping 17-year-old boy, under the teen’s shirt, because the teen was snoring.

The teen told chaperones and the case was reviewed in 1998. At the time, the review board decided Gallatin needed therapy, evaluation and monitoring, Nienstedt said.


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