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Suicide

William Melchert-Dinkel

Ex-Nurse Wants Aiding-Suicide Conviction Reversed

An attorney for a former Minnesota nurse convicted of going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves says his client was merely supporting his alleged victims and had no influence on their actions.

12/19/2012

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Police: Man Shoots Ex-Wife, Kills Himself In Pine County

A woman shot and wounded by her ex-husband before he took his own life was able to escape by barricading herself in the bathroom and texting her neighbor for help, a Pine County sheriff’s official said Thursday.

12/06/2012

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Yearbook To Include Memorial To Suicide Victim After All

The Menahga school board has decided to allow a memorial page to be published in this year’s high school yearbook. However, the yearbook will go to print without a picture of one student’s newborn baby.

11/28/2012

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Minn. Student Posts Suicidal Suggestion On Facebook

A fight at a football game moves to Facebook and ends with a student telling others to kill themselves. Now, police are trying to find out who posted it.

11/15/2012

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Police: Man Shoots Significant Other, Kills Himself In Todd Co.

A woman is being treated after her significant other shot her and then killed himself Friday night in Todd County, authorities say.

10/20/2012

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Police: 2 Adults Found Dead In Robbinsdale Home

Police are investigating after two bodies were found in Robbinsdale Friday morning.

09/14/2012

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Jail Officials Reportedly Worried Schaffhausen Will Commit Suicide

Court documents show officials are worried the father accused of killing his three daughters may try to commit suicide while in jail.

08/29/2012

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Therapist Helps Teen Live Outside The Shadow Of Her Past

It’s estimated that one in 10 children has some kind of mental health issue. That’s why WCCO-TV is starting a project on Tuesday nights that hopes to introduce you to some of the kids being helped by Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis.

08/14/2012

William Melchert-Dinkel

Minn. Appeals Court Upholds Aiding Suicide Conviction

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the convictions of a former nurse who hunted for suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraged two to kill themselves, saying his actions were not protected speech.

07/17/2012

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Attorney: Woman Killed In Minn. Had Been Abused

Police say two young children are in protective custody after their father fatally shot their mother before killing himself in Apple Valley.

07/16/2012

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Police: Mother Charged In Baby’s Death Sets Self On Fire

A mother who was recently charged with accidentally suffocating her infant son while drunk has died after setting herself on fire, police said.

07/09/2012

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Trial Underway For ‘Right To Die’ Group

The debate over a person’s “right to die” is taking place in a Dakota County courtroom.

07/02/2012

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Edina Teen Uses Power Of Movies To Fight Bullying

Bullying in schools is an issue that keeps getting a lot of attention. One Edina teen dedicated his senior year to bully prevention and he’s taking an approach that leaves most adults out of the conversation.

06/30/2012

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Death Of Woman In Mpls Parking Ramp Ruled Suicide

The Hennepin County medical examiner says the woman found dead in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp last weekend killed herself.

06/28/2012

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Cops: No Charges Filed In Mantorville Suicide

A Mantorville family says their 13-year-old daughter was bullied to the point she committed suicide, but today, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says there will be no criminal charges filed in Rachel Ehmke’s death.

05/09/2012

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