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Lawsuit Says Lazzaro Tried to Pay Off Victim

On September 8, 2021, the Associated Press reports that Minnesota GOP donor Anton “Tony” Lazzaro, age 30, is being sued by the family of a minor who alleges Lazzaro trafficked her and used her for sex acts.

Steve Lantz
09/8/2021

Minnesota Tops 300 Traffic Deaths Before Labor Day

This week, the StarTribune reported that for the first time in over a decade, Minnesota has reached the grim milestone of 300 traffic deaths before the Labor Day holiday.

Steve Lantz
09/3/2021

Recall Roundup: September 2, 2021

This Recall Roundup has us watching 860 kids bike helmets imported by SKE Outdoors Inc., of Katy, Texas that were recalled for safety issues and potential salmonella and listeria contamination in Top Quality Dog Food of Hyattsville, MD.

Steve Lantz
09/2/2021

Proctor School Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

According to CBS 3 Duluth, a Proctor Middle School teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a former student. CBS 3 reports that on August 17, 2021, Duluth Police arrested 51-year-old Todd Robert Clark of Duluth. Clark has been charged with criminal sexual assault after another teacher learned of the abuse.

Steve Lantz
09/2/2021

Recall Roundup: August 26, 2021

This Recall Roundup has us watching contaminated ultrasound gel from Eco-Med Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 100,000 of GM’s Chevy Bolts, and over 200,000 hoverboards and scooters from Razor.

Steve Lantz
08/26/2021

Anton “Tony” Lazzaro Sex Trafficking Charges

The FBI arrested Anton “Tony” Lazzaro on charges of conspiring with others to recruit and solicit minors to engage in commercial sex acts. Lazzaro is a Minneapolis Republican strategist and political donor.

Steve Lantz
08/16/2021

St. Catherine Univ + David Haas Sexual Misconduct

On March 21, 2021, St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced it had concluded an investigation into sexual harassment and sexual misconduct allegations involving composer David Haas. Haas conducted an annual summer liturgical music camp at the University, called Music Ministry Alive! (MMA).

Steve Lantz
08/16/2021

Mishandled Sexual Abuse Allegation at Trinity School

The headmaster of the Christian School Chesterton Academy of the Twin Cities resigns following a Post account of sexual abuse at the hands of Beskar by Katie Logan. Logan told the Post she was molested by Beskar two weeks after her graduation from Trinity School at Rivers Ridge in Eagan, Minnesota in 2011, when she was 17 years old.

Steve Lantz
08/16/2021

ASK LLP Sexual Abuse Survivor (ASAS) Blog

ASK LLP is a national law firm with experienced lawyers and advocates for survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Our blog posts include stories of interest for survivors, including reports of abuse, abuse we are investigating, resources for survivors, and information about being trauma informed.

Steve Lantz
08/13/2021

Allina Bans Plastic Surgeon After Sexual Misconduct

In August 2021, Dr. Christopher Kovanda was banned from performing surgery at a number of Twin Cities hospitals. At least six women have brought complaints against Dr. Kovanda since 2008.

Steve Lantz
08/13/2021

Bob Dylan Sued For Sexual Abuse

Bob Dylan is accused sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 1965. According to court documents the complaint says that over a period of six weeks, Dylan allegedly sexually molested and abused the girl at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City.

Steve Lantz
08/13/2021

Recall Roundup: August 5, 2021

This Recall Roundup has us watching CPAP Machines from Philips Respironics, Dollar General lounge chairs, and BrightFarms Spinach.

Steve Lantz
08/5/2021