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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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Minnesota Grand Jury To Review Right-To-Die Case

A grand jury is expected to hear evidence this week about the involvement of a national assisted suicide group in the death of a Minnesota woman in 2007.

05/08/2012

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Police: Man Killed Ex, Self In Western Minnesota

Police believe a 51-year-old man killed his former girlfriend before committing suicide in western Minnesota last week.

04/24/2012

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Family Says Bullying Pushed Iowa Boy To Suicide

The death of a 14-year-old northwest Iowa student has prompted discussion by relatives, school officials and others about the bullying that is being blamed for his suicide. The family of Kenneth Weishuhn, of Primgahr, says he was harassed at school after he told people that he was gay.

04/18/2012

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Man Charged In Roseville Standoff With Police

A 23-year-old man from Roseville was charged Friday in connection with a seven hour standoff he had with police earlier this week.

02/10/2012

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Prosecutors: Speech Urging Suicide Isn’t Protected

Prosecutors in southern Minnesota say an ex-nurse was not participating in protected speech when he went online and encouraged two depressed people to kill themselves.

02/07/2012

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Man Arrested After Facebook Post Leads To Standoff

A 23-year-old Roseville, Minn. man was arrested Monday night after posting a message of Facebook that led to a seven-hour standoff.

02/07/2012

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Ex-Nurse Appeals Encouraging Suicides Conviction

The attorney for an ex-nurse found guilty of encouraging two depressed people to commit suicide is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction, saying his actions were constitutionally protected free speech.

11/04/2011

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Man Shoots Wife In St. Louis Park, Then Shoots Himself

Police said a man and his estranged wife are dead after an apparent murder-suicide.

10/04/2011

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Minn. Man Kills Self In His Car After Losing Job

Burnsville police say a Northfield man who had just lost his job committed suicide in front of former colleagues by locking himself in his car and shooting himself in the head.

10/01/2011

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Northeast Minnesota Leads State In Mortality Rate

A new state report finds that northeastern Minnesota leads the state in overall mortality rate, which means the people there are more likely to die of any cause in a year than other Minnesota residents.

09/02/2011

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Rosemount Man Sentenced In Extortion Scheme

A Rosemount man has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for an extortion scheme that ended with the victim’s suicide.

08/17/2011

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Standoff At Roseville Hotel Leads To Evacuation

About 100 guests staying at the Roseville Residence Inn were evacuated Sunday morning, while SWAT team members attempted to contact a suicidal man who barricaded himself in his room.

08/07/2011

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Anoka Schools Helps Struggling Students In Summer

The state’s largest school district plans to stay in touch with its struggling students over the summer with a special telephone number staffed by someone who can connect students to service agencies.

06/07/2011

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Police: St. Paul Fire Victim Committed Suicide

St. Paul investigators say a 34-year-old fire victim apparently committed suicide.

06/06/2011

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Police: Man In Mendota Heights Standoff Kills Himself

Mendota Heights officers said a neighborhood standoff ended after police discovered that the man shot himself.

06/02/2011

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Man Convicted Of Aiding Suicide Will Appeal

A former nurse from Minnesota who sought out depressed people online and was convicted of encouraging two to commit suicide has notified the court that he plans to appeal his conviction, his attorney said Wednesday.

06/01/2011

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Death After War: A Minnesota Soldier’s Story

The U.S. Department of Defense says an average of 18 veterans a day are committing suicide.

05/04/2011

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Reports Provide Details Of Teen Murder-Suicide

Newly-released sheriff’s reports provide details of the night a teenager shot the mother of his baby and then took his own life in Battle Lake.

04/27/2011

Today Show: Mothers Of Teen Girls That Committed Suicide

In a gripping interview this morning, the mothers of the teen girls who followed through on a suicide pact appeared and talked about how they’re handling the tragedy. Check out the video.

04/26/2011

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