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Sep 9, 2014

Minnesota ex-nurse convicted again of assisting Briton’s suicide

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – A former nurse in Minnesota was convicted on Tuesday for a second time of intentionally assisting in the suicide of a British man who hanged himself and of attempting to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman who died after jumping into a river.

In a written decision, Rice County Judge Thomas Neuville found there was significant evidence William Melchert-Dinkel assisted Mark Drybrough, 32, in his 2005 suicide in Coventry, England, even though he had not provided physical assistance.

Aug 15, 2014

Fed’s Kocherlakota: a ‘mistake’ to raise rates too soon

, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve
should not make the mistake of exiting from its super-easy
monetary policy too soon, a top Fed official said on Friday,
warning of the risk of a downward drift in inflation that could
choke the U.S. recovery.

Pointing to the “disturbing” situation in Europe, where
inflation is well below 1 percent, and to Japan’s two-decade
bout with deflation, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana
Kocherlakota said the U.S. central bank should keep up its
monetary stimulus as long as inflation stays low.

Aug 12, 2014

Minnesota, Wisconsin gubernatorial races to sharpen after primary

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Republican voters in Minnesota on Tuesday will select one of five candidates to challenge Democratic Governor Mark Dayton in what one analyst called the “anything can happen” primary.

Also on Tuesday, Wisconsin Democrats are expected to chose Mary Burke in the primary to face Republican Governor Scott Walker in November.

Jul 15, 2014

Ex-Minnesota governor was rolling on ground-Navy SEAL

By David Bailey

ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – A Navy SEAL told a court on Tuesday he saw former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura on his back outside a bar in 2006, although he did not see if he had been struck by a former Navy SEAL accused of fabricating an altercation with Ventura.

Navy SEAL John Kelly III told the federal trial he was herding mourners from one bar to another during a wake for a fallen SEAL when he looked back and saw Ventura rocking on the sidewalk or curb.

Jul 6, 2014

Arthur, no longer a hurricane, pelts southeast Canada

By David Bailey

(Reuters) – Arthur weakened from hurricane force on Saturday and pelted parts of southeast Canada with heavy rain and strong winds, leaving 250,000 homes and businesses without power, as the storm swept away from New England.

Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning after having reached landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks late on Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane, snarling plans for tourists at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Jul 5, 2014

Arthur, no longer a hurricane, moves into southeast Canada

July 5 (Reuters) – Arthur weakened from hurricane force on
Saturday and pelted parts of southeast Canada with heavy rain
and strong winds, as the storm swept away from New England.

Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning
after having reached landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks
late on Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane, snarling plans for
tourists at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Jul 5, 2014

Arthur pelts Maine, moves into southeast Canada

By David Bailey

(Reuters) – Cyclone Arthur pelted parts of far eastern Maine and southeastern Canada with heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday, as the storm that had been a hurricane swept away from southern New England.

Arthur, which weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning, had earlier reached Category 2 hurricane status and made landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks late on Thursday, snarling plans for tourists at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Jun 6, 2014

No charges for Michigan man who drove across U.S. with corpse

By David Bailey

(Reuters) – A man who completed a cross country drive to Michigan from Arizona with a dead woman in his van will not face charges for failing to report her death immediately, police in suburban Detroit said on Friday.

Ray Tomlinson, 62, told police he had determined that the woman, a friend who had signed herself out of an Arizona mental health facility, had died during the drive but feared he would be arrested and that a delay in his trip home could hurt his 92-year-old mother, who was also in the van, authorities said.

May 29, 2014

Minnesota governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

MINNEAPOLIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Minnesota Governor Mark
Dayton on Thursday signed into law a bill legalizing medical
marijuana in liquid or pill form for a limited number of
residents suffering from severe or fatal illnesses.

With Dayton’s signature, Minnesota joins more than 20 U.S.
states that have approved medical marijuana and cannabis
programs, according to the National Conference of State
Legislatures.

Apr 24, 2014

Probe of Gacy serial killings resolves unrelated 1978 Illinois murder

By David Bailey

(Reuters) – Illinois investigators trying to put names to the last unidentified victims of executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy have solved the unrelated 1978 disappearance of another man, officials said on Wednesday.

Edward Beaudion, 22, was killed the night he was last seen in July 1978 and dumped in a Cook County Forest Preserve area southwest of Chicago by a man police questioned at the time, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.