Sheriffs Don’t Want Jails To Be America’s New AsylumsSheriff Rich Stanek has applied for grants that will allow the Hennepin County Jail to offer services for the mentally ill like never before.
Dayton Names Task Force On Mental HealthGov. Mark Dayton named on Wednesday the state's first ever Task Force on Mental Health. The governor says there's an urgent need to close loopholes in the mental health system.
Bill Would Make Mental Health Training Mandatory For PoliceState legislators are considering a bill requiring police officers in Minnesota to receive a minimal amount of mental health crisis training.
Mental Health Calls In Ramsey Co. To Be Directed To Special LineRamsey County 911 operators are following new protocol as of Tuesday. In the past, operators would dispatch an officer to those calls to mental health calls. Now, they are referring the calls that don't involve weapons or immediate danger to a separate mental health line.
Franken Working To Change How The Justice System Deals With The Mentally IllSen. Al Franken is hoping this is the year he can get legislation passed to help people suffering from mental illness.
Police: Blaine Woman, 54, Missing After Leaving Home On FootA Blaine woman is missing after leaving her home on foot earlier this week, according to police.
Police: Recent Contact With Wetterling Suspect Focused On BrotherDanny Heinrich, the person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling disappearance, moved to Annandale eight years ago. That is where he was arrested at his home last week. The community questions how he went under the radar for so long. Authorities told WCCO they knew Heinrich, but not for the reason you would think.
Police Investigating What Led To Fatal Officer-Involved ShootingAuthorities are expected to release more details about what led up to St. Paul police officer shooting and killing a man on Thursday. The incident happened at about 6 p.m. in the city's West 7th neighborhood on Canton Street.
Family: St. Paul Man Dead After Being Shot By PoliceThe family of a St. Paul man, who had struggled with mental illness, say he is dead after being shot by police Thursday night. The fatal shooting happened at about 6 p.m. on the 600 block of Canton Street in St. Paul.
2 Minnesotans Share The Secret To HappinessTwo women say they've come up with the secret on how to be happy all the time in any situation, good or bad. It's called the "Happiness Practice" and it's already being used in the workplaces of some well-known Minnesota companies.
Study: Stress At Work Can Lead To Physical SicknessYou can now blame taking a mental health day on your workplace. A new study shows stress at your job can make you physically sick.
Man Completes Run Across Minnesota To Raise Awareness For Mental HealthA Twin Cities man accomplished a pretty remarkable feat Saturday. Julio Salazar ran across the entire state of Minnesota. He started his Break the Stigma run last Sunday at the South Dakota border. Salazar is hoping his run raises awareness about mental health.