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Mental Health

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New Regions Program Targets Vets’ Mental Health

A St. Paul hospital is responding to a growing need for mental health services for military veterans recovering from the psychological impact of their service.

07/18/2014

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Fmr. Gopher, NFL Player Marion Barber Detained For Mental Health Evaluation

Former NFL running back Marion Barber III was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation after police were called to a Dallas, Texas suburb.

06/17/2014

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Doctor To Evaluate 12-Year-Old Stabbing Suspect

A 12-year-old girl accused of stabbing a friend in a quest to please a spooky fictional character will have a mental evaluation, while an attorney for a second girl also charged in the crime said Wednesday that he could raise the issue of competency later.

06/11/2014

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Good Question: Who Is Slenderman?

Their case is perhaps not unlike the horror stories that inspired it. Two 12-year-old girls are accused of stabbing a friend nearly 20 times in the woods near Milwaukee – all to impress a make-believe Internet monster. His name is Slenderman, a faceless ghoul many parents had likely never heard of until this week.

06/04/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee————–John Hines Hosting. 4-23-14

On Dave Lee’s Birthday, did you miss something from John Hines Fill in shot? Click the link above to listen back to highlights from the podcast section.

04/23/2014

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Golden Valley Mayor: Sorry For Insensitive City Council Meeting

Health advocates are speaking out after a Twin Cities suburb voted down a permit to open a mental health facility for teenagers. “Lifespan,” which treats clients for ADHD, schizophrenia and autism disorders, wants to open a facility in a vacant property along Pennsylvania Avenue in Golden Valley, but council members voted down a permit this week after neighbors voiced safety concerns. Mayor Shep Harris apologized Saturday for the hurtful comments made during the council meeting.

02/08/2014

Blois Olson Bio

12-23-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear the FINAL EPISODE OF 2013! Thanks for a great year Blois Olson!

12/23/2013

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MN Teacher Conference Focuses On Mental Illness, Behavior Issues

Many students are starting a long weekend tonight. That’s because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers’ conference.

10/16/2013

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Since Minn. Shooting, Progress On Mental Health

In the year since a fired employee went on a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis office, mental health advocates say they’ve signs of progress on the kinds of issues that plagued that gunman.

09/27/2013

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Improving Gun Background Checks Could Be Costly

Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost.

04/04/2013

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Sen. Franken Talks Mental Health Issues From Snowy Nation’s Capitol

Senator Al Franken called in to the WCCO Morning News on Wednesday from snowy Washington DC.

03/06/2013

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Accent Shooting Survivor Meets With Obama

In Minneapolis Monday, President Obama made his case for new gun restrictions in the wake of a series of gun massacres, including the deadliest workplace shooting in Minneapolis history last year at Accent Signage.

02/04/2013

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Lawmakers Want To Up Schools’ Mental Health Funds

While state and federal politicians consider changes to gun laws, a group of Minnesota lawmakers want to improve mental health care in schools.

02/01/2013

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Franken Seeks To Expand Mental Health Care

Sen. Al Franken is unveiling a bill to increase funding for mental health problems in prisons and jails.

01/09/2013

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Franken Discusses Safety Issues At Eagan School

Three weeks after the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Al Franken visited an Eagan middle school to discuss school safety and mental health issues.

01/07/2013

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