Heinrich's Strange Connection To Another Wetterling Case SuspectFriends and neighbors paint a dark picture of Danny Heinrich's past. He is the man in jail on child pornography charges and a person of interest in Jacob Wetterling's kidnapping. Born in 1963 at Paynesville Hospital, Heinrich grew up just south of town. He spent most of his childhood with his parents and two brothers in a home near Lake Koronis.
Target's 'OCD' Xmas Sweater Spurs Social Media BacklashA number of people are speaking out against a would-be festive sweater design on shelves at Target stores this holiday season. The red sweater features, in large green letters, the tag "OCD," with the explainer "Obsessive Christmas Disorder" underneath.
Remorseful Carjacker Returns Pizza Delivery Driver's VanSt. Paul police are looking for a man they say took a delivery driver's minivan and then returned it the next day. It was around 8 p.m. Saturday when Sky, 32 -- who did not want to give his last name -- was making some final deliveries.
Teen Gets 27 Years For Killing Cottage Grove TeacherA 19-year-old Pine Springs man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a popular Cottage Grove teacher learned his fate Friday afternoon. Bailey Garcia was sentenced to 27 years for second-degree murder in the January drive-by shooting death of David Frigaard in Mahtomedi.
Franken Proposes $200M To Treat Mental Illness In ChildrenIn Minnesota, there are 750 counselors for every one student. Expanded federal funding, just reintroduced in the U.S. senate, would expand student's access to mental health services.
Family Of Man Committed For Killing Parents Objects To His ReleaseA Minnesota man who killed his parents 16 years ago is expected to be released from a state hospital soon. Richard Happ has been a resident at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter since he was 30 years old.
Workers Blame Inmate Influx For InjuriesWorkers at a Minnesota psychiatric facility are being hurt on the job more often due in part to a recent state law that has forced the facility to quickly admit more jail inmates. Through November, the first full year since the law requiring that psychiatric hospitals accept mentally ill inmates from county jails took effect, 40 assaults have been reported at the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center, according to state data.
Wife Of Twins Player Reveals Fight With AnxietyA racing heart. That panicked voice in your head. At some point, we've all likely suffered from that invisible brick wall known as anxiety. One in ten people suffers from the disorder. Yet, despite its prevalence, like most mental illnesses, it's rarely discussed.
Henn. Co. Creates Team To Help High-Risk InmatesHennepin County inmates with mental illness, chemical dependency issues and those who are likely to re-offend will have some extra help when they're released. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday the addition of the Integrated Access Team at the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis.
Brooklyn Park Police Search For Missing WomanBrooklyn Park Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing vulnerable adult. Police say 51-year-old Ida Tims was last seen Tuesday morning after walking away from her home on the 6300 block of Zane Avenue.
Doctor To Evaluate 12-Year-Old Stabbing SuspectA 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.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.