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Suicide

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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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

William Melchert-Dinkel

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

William Melchert-Dinkel

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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