The Catholic Diocese of New Ulm has reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case with 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others. Attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents many of the survivors, says it includes contribution of $8 million from the diocese and its parishes with the rest coming from insurance carriers. If the bankruptcy court approves the plan, the survivors will vote on it. If the deal is approved, New Ulm will be the third diocese in Minnesota to settle its clergy abuse claims. Dioceses in St. Cloud, Winona and Crookston have not yet settled.
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