The Diocese of Winona-Rochester has agreed to a $21.5 million settlement to cover claims of sexual abuse as it goes through bankruptcy reorganization.
The settlement will provide compensation to 145 survivors of clergy sexual abuse.
The diocese includes several counties including Faribault and Martin,
The settlement will allow the diocese to submit a reorganization plan to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018.
The diocese said the settlement will provide additional financial proceeds from insurance companies and that there will be future legal actions against some insurance companies that provided coverage to the diocese in the 1960s and 1970s.