Authorities in eastern Minnesota say first responders are dealing with a new and dangerous phenomenon — chemical suicide. In Washington County, a person had committed suicide by mixing household chemicals in a bucket, creating a deadly gas. The body of a man from Prescott, Wis., was found in a car in Point Douglas Park.
Six students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District committed suicide in less than two years. Family members and gay advocacy groups said some were bullied. In December 2010, Superintendent Dennis Carlson said there was no evidence bullying played a role in any of the deaths.
The Fargo Catholic Diocese is reeling from the apparent suicide of a 45-year-old priest on Valentine’s Day in the rectory of Nativity Catholic Church. The Rev. David Syverson was found dead after apparently shooting himself in a guest room of the priest’s residence next to the church at 1825 11th St. S., Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel said.
An autopsy has confirmed that Steven M. Light, an area criminal defense attorney whose body was found Wednesday night inside a rest stop near Hillsboro, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Traill County Sheriff’s Department says.
Don Cornelius, the silken-voiced host of TV's "Soul Train" who helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting-edge style, died early today of an apparent suicide. He was 75.
Jeff Wilson and Nekesa Mumbi Moody
, February 01, 2012
While 24 Minnesota National Guard members have died by suicide since 2007, Adjutant General Rick Nash says two-thirds of that number had never deployed — and only two suicides occurred among active duty soldiers.
Army Specialist David Mertz, 26, barricaded himself alone in on-base housing for several hours before the incident ended, Fort Bliss authorities said. Law enforcement officers did not fire during the standoff.
Tammy Aaberg has been telling her son's story since a couple of months after the blond-haired cellist killed himself. Justin Aaberg, 15, a student at Anoka High School, suffered from anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and, Aaberg learned after his death, bullying at school because he was gay.
Few North Dakotans have seriously considered killing themselves or tried to kill themselves compared with the national average. This is unusual because adults in the West and the Midwest - Minnesota included - are more suicidal than average, according to a new national study.
The deaths occurred at Annandale IRT, which has been repeatedly cited for violating rules aimed at protecting its vulnerable clients over the past two years, according to an investigative report issued Monday by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
The Minnesota National Guard leads the country in the number of soldiers who have committed suicide, and a program that has been shown to successfully prevent suicides in the state's military now faces the prospect of running out of money by the end of the year.
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »