Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court struck down the conviction of former Faribault nurse William Melchert-Dinkel for advising and encouraging two people to kill themselves.THE BACKSTORY: William Melchert-Dinkel charged with aiding two suicides The court ruled that while there's no constitutional issu ... More >>
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The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office confirmed that 32-year-old Nathan Posso was the man who killed himself in downtown Minneapolis's LaSalle Plaza last Thursday morning. RELATED: Man kills himself in downtown Minneapolis's LaSalle PlazaA memorial service for Posso featuring a potluck is sc ... More >>
Suicide has long been thought of as a concern among teens and seniors, but today, the Minnesota Department of Health released its latest data on deaths by suicide, and confirmed that Minnesota is no exception to a troubling national trend: More Minnesotans, and particularly middle-aged men, are kill ... More >>
More Minnesota National Guard soldiers have committed suicide since 2008 than those from any other state.SEE ALSO: Blake Page, West Point cadet, quits academy to protest "unconstitutional proselytism" That grim tidbit was contained in an extensive report on Texas National Guard suicides put together ... More >>
The troubled life of country singer Mindy McCready has come to a close with the Cleburne County, Arkansas, Sheriff's Office stating that officers were dispatched to her home Sunday after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. There they found McCready on the front porch of her home, dead at the scene ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Eric Thomes Facebook page: Profile of the "person of interest" in Officer Decker's murderAt a press conference this afternoon, investigators identified Eric Thomes as the man who killed himself Wednesday night when investigators showed up at his rural Cold Spring house to re-intervi ... More >>
Police called to a Jimmy John's in Cottage Grove found a woman shot dead inside the restaurant and a wounded man in the parking lot who had apparently shot himself, according to news reports Thursday night. The unidentified man was taken to Regions Hospital, where his condition is unknown. An em ... More >>
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In March, we reported on a disturbing string of five suicides-by-traffic that took place around the Twin Cities this winter.Now, with summer on the horizon, the suicidal are apparently shifting their tactics. Around 6:15 a.m. today, a man jumped to his death from Minneapolis's Franklin Bridge into t ... More >>
Violence last week has downtown on edge
On a mid-November morning last year, as the sun was still coming up, a woman wearing a long, dark jacket wandered onto Interstate 94.It was a horrifying sight to drivers on their commute to work, many of whom had to veer quickly out of the way to avoid hitting her."Everyone was kind of swerving a ... More >>
In response to an article in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, officials in the Anoka-Hennepin school district issued a lengthy statement lambasting reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely."The article in Rolling Stone presents a grossly distorted portrayal of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, its ... More >>
Richard Carter McComb: the man whose suicide inspired the Star Tribune's yuk yuksAn early candidate for worst lede of the year award goes to this Star Tribune story about the suicide of Lifelink CEO Richard Carter McComb.We're not sure which is worse: The cringe-worthy use of the world's oldest c ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has been conspicuously silent on the string of teenage suicides in her district.Tammy Aaberg, the mother of 15-year-old suicide victim Justin Aaberg, recently delivered a petition to Michele Bachmann's office, asking her to publicly address the contentious issue of gay bullying i ... More >>
Tammy Aaberg, the mother of an Anoka-Hennepin student who committed suicide in 2010.Much has been made of the rash of teenage suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin school district in the last two years. That is, except by the congresswoman who represents much of the area encompassed by the district, pre ... More >>
The judge told Rickey Pouncil he wished he could give a longer sentence.Rickey Pouncil didn't take a man's life. Rather, he made it so hellish that the man felt he had no other choice but to kill himself. Now Pouncil's sentenced to 13 months in prison for extortion, and owes $165,000 to his victi ... More >>
The controversial policy mirrors Bachmann's position on homosexuality in schoolsThe teenagers who have committed suicide in the school district Michele Bachmann represents have begun to haunt her campaign like activist ghosts.Bachmann's district includes the Anoka-Hennepin County School District, ... More >>
Justin Aaberg is one of four gay teen suicides in two years.The Department of Justice is investigating allegations of a hostile environment toward gay and lesbian students against the Anoka-Hennepin County school district.The DOJ, along with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, a ... More >>
Melchert-Dinkel posed as a woman online while urging others to commit suicide.William Melchert-Dinkel had a perverse obsession with impersonating women while trolling internet chat rooms ad urging despondent people to commit suicide "for the thrill of the chase." And he could have been sent ... More >>
FacebookLance Lundsten died on Saturday.Another gay Minnesota teen is dead. But did he kill himself? This much is undisputed: Saturday evening near 10 p.m., Lance Lundsten, an 18-year-old from Miltona, was found unresponsive and rushed from his home to Douglas County Hospital, where he died. ... More >>
Rhonda Arkley, fresh from the hospital, is jailed.After being hospitalized for nearly a month, Rhonda Lee Arkley has finally swapped her hospital bed for a Dakota County jail bunk. She made her first court appearance this morning for charges of arson, fleeing police and assault. Cops say she ... More >>
Melchert-Dinkel pleads not guiulty.Police say William Melchert-Dinkel posed online as female nurses named "Cami," "Dragon Girl" and "Li Dao" to persuade a Canadian and an Englishman to commit suicide. Now, after months of legal wrangling, he's pleaded not guilty charges. He failed earlier th ... More >>
Duy Ngo took his own life last week; another MPD officer almost killed him in 2003Duy Ngo, the troubled Minneapolis police officer who committed suicide last week, is to be buried today at Resurrection Cemetery after a funeral service at the Cathedral of St. Paul. He shot and killed himself ... More >>
Cops say he hid his identity in suicide chat roomsWilliam Melchert-Dinkel, the former nurse from Faribault accused of hiding his identity while urging despondent denizens of the Internet to kill themselves so he could revel in the thrill, gets arraigned today in Rice County. His lawyers says ... More >>
Investigators still aren't sure why Trace Maxwell went on a deadly shooting spree early Thursday morning before killing himself, but they've tied him to the three homicides by way of a Glock pistol. The Glock was found in Maxwell's SUV where it crashed on Lake Street after he shot himself to ... More >>
William Melchert-Dinkel, the Faribault nurse described by officials as having a "suicide fetish," was charged in Rice County on Friday of aiding suicide. Police say he developed online relationships with Mark Drybrough, 32, of Great Britain, and Nadia Kajouji, 18, of Ottawa before they kille ... More >>
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