suicide

by Jim Boyle Editor The pain from the tragedy surrounding Sgt. 1st Class Mark Shield’s wife and two children is being felt far and wide and up to the top rung of state’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon ladder. Maj. Aaron Krenz, who serves as the Branch Chief of Deployment Cycle Support and Beyond the Yellow [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 6, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church for Stephanie (Miscowiec) Shields, a 35-year-old Zimmerman mother and her two children, Nolan, 7, and Josephine, 6. Shields and her two children were found dead in their home on Easter morning. Stephanie Shields’ death has been preliminarily [...]

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(Editors’ note: This is the first in a series of articles to be published on the topics of stress, anxiety and depression as well as suicide.) by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Jen Holper dated Tony for four years. College ended. The relationship ran its course, and the two parted. But they kept in touch. One [...]

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Stephanie Shields’ death has been preliminarily ruled a probable suicide pending further investigation and toxicology reports, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott. Brott made that announcement about the 35-year-old Zimmerman woman after receiving a Ramsey County medical examiner’s provisional report. Shields and her two children were found dead in their home on March 31. [...]

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After 40 years in the newspaper business, I’ve become accustomed to crickets. As in hearing nothing but crickets after writing something I had hoped would generate comments from readers. So in a column I wrote a couple of weeks ago, my expectations were low when I asked readers to e-mail me with their thoughts. It [...]

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(Editor’s note: Larry Werner, the director of news for ECM Publishers wrote a column on the topic of suicide that was published last week in the Star News and other ECM publications. Below are the comments that were posted to the Star News website via Facebook. Werner’s column headlined  Can we talk about something important, [...]

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Downtown Anoka has been difficult to navigate for many months, as Main Street is being resurfaced and the streetscape is being updated. But the downtown traffic was worse than normal a few weeks back when I arrived for lunch at G’s Café. I parked on a side street and noticed police cars on the bridge [...]

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