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Mental Health Group Seeks Security Hospital Change

A mental health advocacy group is calling for changes at Minnesota Security Hospital after an investigation found maltreatment occurred in the death of a patient earlier this year.

05/22/2014

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Security Hospital Fined For January Patient Death

The Minnesota Security Hospital is being fined $1,000 after investigators found substantiated maltreatment in an incident that led to the death of a patient. Darnell Dee Whitefeather is charged with murder for allegedly stomping on the head of Michael Francis Douglas in order to get staffers’ attention on Jan. 22. Douglas died from his injuries.

05/20/2014

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Man Charged In Death Of Security Hospital Patient

A mentally ill patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital was charged with murder Friday, accused of stomping on another patient’s head as many as 30 times because he was angry at staff and felt he needed to assault someone to get their attention, a criminal complaint said.

01/24/2014

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High-Risk Sex Offender To Move From Golden Valley To Mpls.

A level 3 sex offender will relocate from Golden Valley to Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police.

11/30/2012

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OSHA Inspectors Make Surprise Visit To Troubled St. Peter Hospital

After months of turmoil, state OSHA inspectors visited the Minnesota Security Hospital for the first time in over 20 years, reports Minnesota Public Radio.

04/13/2012

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State Says It’s Easing Some Restraints For Mentally Ill

State officials say they’re phasing out the use of metal handcuffs and seclusion at a secure hospital for the mentally ill in the wake of fines for maltreatment of patients.

02/21/2012

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Dayton: Minnesota Security Hospital Needs Upgrades

Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday the Minnesota Security Hospital that houses patients who have been committed as mentally ill or sexually dangerous is antiquated and in need of upgrades — improvements that he argues are made even more urgent by the recent departures of seven of the facility’s psychiatrists.

02/08/2012

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Hospital Fined For Abuse Of Mentally Ill Patients

A Minnesota hospital has been fined and placed on conditional status after accusations of workers abusing two mentally ill patients.

12/23/2011

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Official Defends New Head Of MN Security Hospital

The new head of the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter used to lead a Maine hospital that was sanctioned by federal regulators for failing to provide a safe workplace for employees.

09/09/2011

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