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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

William Melchert-Dinkel

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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Expert: Suicide Can Be Contagious Among Teens

The suicides of two 14-year-old girls in Marshall over the weekend have become the second incident of teen suicide in Minnesota in recent weeks.

04/18/2011

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Inmate Found Hanging In Anoka Co. Jail

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said an inmate in custody committed suicide this week by hanging himself with a bed sheet while in the county jail.

04/16/2011

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Brooklyn Park Grocery Store Shooter Identified

The man who allegedly shot and killed two people in a Brooklyn Park grocery store Friday and later killed himself has been identified.

04/11/2011

William Melchert-Dinkel

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.

03/16/2011

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.

02/24/2011

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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.

01/01/2011

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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.

12/06/2010

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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.

11/23/2010

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 […]

10/14/2010

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 […]

09/30/2010

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