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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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Woman Hit, Killed By Train Identified

Authorities said a 41-year-old woman was killed Friday when she was hit by a light rail train while crossing the street in Minneapolis. Police responded to the area of Hiawatha Avenue and 35th Street E. at about 2:51 p.m. on a report of a pedestrian being hit by a Blue Line light rail train.

06/22/2014

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Reality Check: What’s It Really Like For Veterans In MN?

Thousands of Minnesota veterans return home from combat duty every year. But when they get here, it’s sometimes tough to get a job. That’s only one of the struggles veterans face. Finding a job, getting health care services, fighting homelessness.

11/11/2013

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