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Reminder of April deadline for sexual abuse claims in Winona diocese

Brad Williams

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In one area Catholic diocese, people who have made sexual abuse accusations against church employees are being reminded that a filing deadline exists. 

Application forms issued by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court say the claims must be received by the clerk of court on or before April 8th. 

The Diocese of Winona and Rochester announced last month that it would file for bankruptcy, to help the diocese handle multiple claims of sexual abuse against priests and others. 

More than 100 claims have been filed against the Winona Diocese. 

Any claims received after that date will be considered ‘tardy.’ 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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