Workplace shooting stories in America follow a predictable arc. The shooting, the profile of the killer, the debate over guns, a few fundraisers, and then we move on to the next killing without looking back. Read more →
Last January, Abbey Conner, a junior at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater; and her brother, Austin, a graduating senior at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, were found at the bottom of a swimming pool in Cancun, Mexico. Their dad thinks someone put chemicals in their drinks.
Abbey died, and Austin lived to graduate late last month. Read more →
John Sylvester died last Friday. Sylvester, who played professional soccer for the Minnesota Thunder and was coaching director for Minneapolis United, was diagnosed several years ago with ALS. Could it get any worse for a family?
The Owatonna area is one of the first out-state communities to participate in a push to get people to complete advance directives. But only about 10 percent of people have advance directives, guidelines for dying, in their medical files, according to David Albrecht, president of Owatonna Hospital. Read more →
The future of Obamacare is being decided in a back room somewhere in Washington, from what we’ve been told, but maybe its immediate future is being decided in some cubicles in the Twin Cities. Read more →
It’s been hard for people to dismiss or turn away from Nick Briner’s story, which his mother began telling just before he got out of prison last year and she was weighing what to do. People pull for her. People pull for her son. And that’s just how it should be. Read more →
If ever there was a stroke of brilliance in Minnesota, it was the moment someone thought to create drug courts to help people get rid of their addiction, rather than sending them to jail or prison. Read more →
Eric Kussin was kind of a big deal in the National Hockey League, where he was the chief revenue officer for the Florida Panthers.
So it’s unusual, to say the least, that he’s posted his email address and cellphone number, asking people to contact him if they’ve experienced personal trauma/professional stress and need some help. Read more →
There are likely two schools of thought on a South Dakota school’s decision to deny a degree to a senior who is six credits short of graduation. There is the ‘rules are rules’ caucus, and there is the ‘have a heart’ party. Read more →
Harvard researchers have confirmed what just about any parent of a child with mental health issues can tell you: Getting help is nearly impossible. Minneapolis was one of five cities in the researchers’ study. Read more →
Royce White, Hopkins native and a former Mr. Basketball in Minnesota who was drafted in the first round of the NBA despite revealing mental health issues, flamed out in his chance at basketball stardom in the pro game. He and Kevin McHale, then the boss of the Houston Rockets, never saw eye to eye and White’s anxiety issues kept him out of games. Read more →