Bankrupt Twin Cities archdiocese employees getting new office

Employees of the bankrupt Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are getting a new home on St. Paul's East Side.

The staffers will be moving to 777 Forest Street, once the corporate headquarters of 3M. The archdiocese will lease space in the building, and it hopes to be moved in by late fall. Terms of the deal were not available.

The lease will be subject to approval by the federal judge overseeing the church's bankruptcy reorganization. Most of the 120 employees of the archdiocese are now at the Hayden Center, not far from the St. Paul Cathedral. The Hayden Center is being sold to the Minnesota Historical Society for $4.5 million.

The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy protection in January of last year. The church, sex abuse victims, insurers and other parties are in mediation talks, trying to devise a reorganization plan.

Correction (March 2, 2016): An earlier version of this story was incorrect on the timing of the move. The archdiocese hopes to be settled into its new headquarters by late fall. The story has been updated.

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