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Prosecution: Group Helped Minnesota Woman Kill Herself

Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a national right-to-die group accused of assisting the suicide of a Minnesota woman. The prosecution finished Wednesday in the trial for Final Exit Network Inc. Defense attorneys did not present any evidence. Closing arguments were scheduled Wednesday afternoon.

05/13/2015

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University Admits Missteps In Second Drug Study

The University of Minnesota is apologizing to a Rosemount man who claimed he was coerced into enrolling in a schizophrenia drug trial. It’s the second local case to raise questions about patient safeguards during research.

05/09/2015

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Ramsey Man Kills Himself 2 Days Before Child Sex Abuse Trial

A 46-year-old Ramsey man accused of sexually abusing several children in the north Twin Cities metro committed suicide Saturday, according to authorities. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

04/28/2015

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Police: Gun Used In Accidental Teen Shooting, Suicide Was Stolen

We now know more about where a Coon Rapids teenager got a gun used to accidentally shoot his girlfriend, then take his own life. Alantae Arnold’s girlfriend told police he was playing with a .357 Magnum when he accidentally shot her on March 9. Police tell WCCO the gun was stolen from a Coon Rapids home.

04/07/2015

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Savage Husband, Wife Dead In Murder-Suicide

Two Savage residents’ deaths on March 30 were a murder-suicide.

Esther Nyambura, 39, was killed by a gunshot to the head, and Rodney Terrell Dobie, 41, shot himself in the head, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced Tuesday.

04/07/2015

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23 Pairs Of Empty Boots: A Reminder Of Military Suicides

If you visit the Minnesota Capitol this week, you will see a poignant reminder of the devastating problem of military suicides.

Local veterans have places 23 pairs of boots on the Capitol steps to symbolize the number of active duty troops and veterans who take their lives each day.

04/06/2015

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Auditor Calls For ‘U’ To Suspend Psychiatric Drug Trials After Patient’s Suicide

Minnesota’s legislative auditor is calling for the University of Minnesota to suspend all new psychiatric drug trials. The recommendation comes after the 2004 suicide of 26-year-old Dan Markingson.

03/19/2015

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Audit: ‘Serious Ethical Issues’ Surround Drug Trial Suicide

The suicide of a man enrolled in a drug trial at the University of Minnesota is getting a fresh look from the state’s legislative auditor.

03/19/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Found Dead In Norwood Young America, Murder-Suicide Suspected

A murder-suicide is suspected after two people were found dead in the garage of a home in Norwood Young America Wednesday night, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called at about 5:07 p.m. to a death investigation at 920 Preserve Blvd. in Norwood Young America.

03/12/2015

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Craigslist Intervenes To Help Local Suicidal Man

It’s known as the place to go online to sell or buy something. But on Tuesday, Craigslist became a place for a Twin Cities young man to plead for help. Administrators of the website contacted police after they saw a disturbing post that indicated a young man wanted to end his own life.

03/11/2015

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Pop Warner Youth Football Sued Over Wisconsin Man’s Suicide

The mother of a Wisconsin man who died in 2012 is suing the Pop Warner organization, saying his suicide was the result of dementia caused by brain injuries he suffered while playing youth football.

02/05/2015

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Man Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound At MSU-Mankato Library

Authorities said a 27-year-old man died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the library on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

02/02/2015

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Charges: Man Shot Officers With BB Gun, Tried To Commit ‘Suicide By Cop’

A 53-year-old St. Paul man faces attempted murder and assault charges after police say he shot at officers with an air rifle in an attempt to get police to kill him.

01/05/2015

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Woman ID’d As 1 Of Pair Found Dead In Plymouth Home

One of the people found dead by police in a Plymouth home Monday has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. Susan Marie James, 59, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. The medical examiner’s office says the manner of James’ death is still under investigation.

01/01/2015

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South Dakota Man Killed 3 Before Killing Himself, Police Say

Investigators say a young man murdered three people and injured a fourth before killing himself Saturday morning.

11/22/2014

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Ruck For Life Raises Awareness For Suicide In Minneapolis

Hundreds of current and former military members took to the streets Saturday to raise suicide awareness. Carrying American flags, the group marched in full military gear through south Minneapolis.

10/25/2014

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Body Of Missing St. Anthony Man Found In Roseville

A missing St. Anthony man was found dead inside of a vehicle late Thursday morning. According to St. Anthony Police, the body of 56-year-old Todd Hoffstrom was found on the 2700 block of Fairview Avenue North in Roseville.

10/16/2014

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Ex-Nurse Guilty Of Assisting Suicide Gets Jail

A former nurse in Minnesota who admitted going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves is headed to jail.

10/15/2014

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Judge Convicts Ex-Nurse Of Assisting Suicide

An ex-nurse who admitted going online and encouraging people to kill themselves was convicted Tuesday of assisting the suicide of an English man and attempting to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman, following a legal battle that has spanned more than four years and led to the reversal of part of a Minnesota law that outlaws the practice.

09/09/2014

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

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Doctor: Depression Is Treatable, Especially If Caught Early

The death of Robin Williams is sparking important discussions about depression across the country. It’s a disease that many don’t understand, but one that affects almost all of us.

08/12/2014

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Robin Williams Had Recently Visited Hazelden

Movie fans across the country are mourning the death of actor Robin Williams. The legendary comedian and actor was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide. Williams’ death comes less than two months after he posed for a picture with an employee at a Dairy Queen in Lindstrom, Minn.

08/12/2014

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Actor Robin Williams Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday in his northern California home, in what was suspected to be a suicide.

08/11/2014

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Online Suicides Case Back In Lower Court

Prosecutors in Minnesota argued Friday that a former nurse should be convicted of assisting suicide for sending emails and other online communications in which he urged two people to kill themselves and gave them information on how to do it.

08/08/2014

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Winona Man Paddles Away 2 Tours In Afghanistan

Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,

08/07/2014

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