After Teen's Death, Mother Says It's Time To Address Mental Illness, SuicideA Twin Cities mother is talking about her daughter's dark battle with the hope it helps others. Ana Plante killed herself in January. She was 15.
ME: Woman Killed By Fiancé Died Of Multiple InjuriesThe Hennepin County Medical Examiner says a Plymouth woman, killed by her fiancé, died from multiple injuries. Trisha Nelson, 28, died from multiple gunshot wounds and sharp force injuries.
Local Police Training For Encounters With People With Mental IllnessIt is estimated that about 10 percent of police calls involve a person with a mental illness. Some law enforcement agencies are now adding more training on how to deal with those calls, especially after some recent cases involving officers and people in emotional distress.
Black Lives Matter Marches In St. Paul For Philip QuinnAround 300 people were expected in downtown St. Paul Saturday to attend a rally for Phillip Quinn. The 30-year-old Quinn was shot and killed by police on Sept. 24. Police were called to his home on Canton Street, but did not say why.
Minnesota Mother Invited To Obama's Gun Control SpeechA Minnesota mother was there while President Barack Obama laid out his plan for executive action on gun control Tuesday. Diane Sellgren listened to the president speak in person, along with Gabby Giffords and other gun-violence survivors.
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.