At far too young of an age, students in
Litchfield Renville are learning a painful lesson about life: Sometimes, depression leads people to take their own life.
In this case, it’s their fifth-grade teacher, the West Central Tribune reports.
Megan Licklider Twernbold took her own life over the weekend. Her sister writes on Facebook that she’d been battling depression for “some time.”
“We’re a very close-knit bunch of people here. Everyone is taking a role. The healing of our staff and students is very important to us,” Renville County West Superintendent Michelle Mortensen told the paper.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.