What would your soundtrack be at the end? The pain and sorrow that comes with the end of a life can be too much to handle at times. But a group of singers in the Twin Cities get together for that very purpose. The Morning Star Singers are what is known as a “threshold choir,” a group of singers that literally comfort someone who’s on his or her deathbed. Group founder Barbara McAfee says they sing for people in poor health, people who are depressed and those who are nearing the end of life.
A Chisago County grand jury has indicted 29-year-old Aaron Jude Schnagl on third-degree murder charges in the death of Danielle Jelinek. Jelinek was 27 years old when she went missing on Dec. 9, 2012.
When we lose a loved one, we often look for ways to honor their life. One Twin Cities couple has found a unique way to memorialize a family member after death. Ron and Carole Javner opened Eternal Ware in Newport, where they offer a unique pottery memorial to grieving families. For Ron, pottery has always been a passion. “It’s an interesting form of art,” Ron said.
A 12-year-old Grand Rapids, Minn. boy died after suffering cardiac arrest during a basketball game in Baxter, Minn. Thursday afternoon. Baxter police said he was participating in a 7th grade boys basketball game when he entered cardiac arrest.
Minnesota U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum says the world “has lost an icon for justice and a true freedom fighter” with the death of Nelson Mandela. McCollum issued a statement Thursday on the death of Mandela. South Africa’s first black president died at age 95.
New details have been released regarding a 48-year-old man’s death after being stabbed approximately 30 times on Sunday in his home.
Richfield police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man. Police say officers responded to a 911 call at about 5 a.m. Sunday, after the caller indicated an assault was in progress. Lt. Mike Flaherty says officers found the victim with multiple puncture wounds. He died at the scene.
Richfield Police are investigating after a 48-year-old man died at a home on the 7300 block of 12th Avenue. According to authorities, officers responded to a 911 call at the address around 4:53 a.m. Sunday, after the caller stated an assault was in progress.
One Twin Cities community is rallying around a local family to help them cope with the death of their child. Tony and Sarah Zahradka lost their 18-month-old daughter, Janie, two months ago. Her passing is called Sudden Unexplained Death in a Child, or SUDC, which is 54-times rarer than SIDS. Sometimes loss is so painful that moving on seems impossible. “She was just kind of taken for no reason. It’s kind of hard to deal with,” Tony said.
The family of a prominent Orono doctor killed last week has issued a statement saying they are grieving his loss as they prepare to say goodbye. Dr. Stephen Larson was shot in his home Friday night.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a lumber and shingle manufacturer for safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker at its plant in Superior.
A 10-year-old boy who was killed in an central Minnesota ATV accident has been identified. According to authorities, the ATV crash occurred Sunday at the victim’s home, located on the 21000 block of 341st Avenue in Swanville, Minn.
Two men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting and robbery last week in Shakopee. Police believe 21-year-old Anthony James Cox, of Minneapolis, was the lone gunman in the shooting death of 32-year-old Aaron James Moran, of Shakopee.
Three teenagers were indicted Friday in connection with the West. St. Paul shooting death of 31-year-old Luis David Reyes-Galvan on Jan. 11, 2013, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.
Prosecutors expect to ask a grand jury to consider more serious charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman says he will review the completed autopsy report.