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Judge: Free Speech No Defense For Urging Suicide

Freedom of speech is no defense for a former nurse who engaged in “lethal advocacy” when he encouraged an English man and Canadian woman to kill themselves after searching for depressed people over the Internet, a Minnesota judge said in delivering a guilty verdict against the man.


William Melchert-Dinkel

Prosecutors: Minn. Man ‘Hunted’ Suicidal Victims

A judge will decide if a former nurse encouraged two people to commit suicide after talking to them on the Internet. Both sides met Thursday in a Rice County courtroom to give their final arguments.


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Gay H.S. Student Deals With Fame After Op-Ed

In November, Sean Simonson, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School in St. Louis Park wrote an editorial, “Life as a Gay Teenager,” for his Catholic school’s student newspaper that touched off a controversy and ignited Twin Cities media and the blogosphere.


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Bioethicists Call For Probe Of ‘U’ Patient’s Suicide

Eight bioethicists at the University of Minnesota are asking the university regents to appoint a panel of experts to investigate the suicide of a young man in a university drug trial in 2004.


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State: Jailers Failed To Properly Monitor Inmate

The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Ramsey County jailers failed to properly monitor an inmate who strangled himself while in custody.


HINESight with guest host Esme Murphy – 10/13/10

Esme fills in for John tonight and starts with a fairly complex topic.  The Chilean miners have been brought to the surface.  What ordeal did they go through being trapped for two-plus months?  Plus, two […]


John Williams 9-30

The clawback continues to get money back from institutions and non profits that recieved money from Petters  Computer passwords- how do you keep track of them  A Pee Wee football team is denied playing due […]


Murder Suspect Commits Suicide

The 55 year old St. Paul man accused of killing three family members last month committed suicide Friday in the Ramsey County Jail.


Shooter in Eagan Murder/Suicide ID'd

Eagan Police say the man who shot and killed a married couple in their home and then killed himself was the ex-husband of the woman he shot.