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Minnesota man walks 25,000 miles

September 25, 2011 in INFORUM

FARIBAULT, Minn. It started in January 2001 with a pair of snowshoes.
Irvin Becker of Faribault had never walked in snowshoes before buying a pair, and he laughs when he remembers falling the first time he tried walking in them. Continue Reading

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Minnesota man convicted of aiding suicide will appeal

June 1, 2011 in INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS A former nurse sentenced to 360 days in jail for going online and allegedly encouraging two depressed people to kill themselves is appealing. Continue Reading

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Sentencing set for man who encouraged suicides

March 17, 2011 in INFORUM

FARIBAULT, Minn. A sentencing date has been set in Minnesota for the former nurse who used the Internet to encourage two people to kill themselves. Continue Reading

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Judge: Free speech no defense for urging suicide

March 16, 2011 in INFORUM

FARIBAULT, Minn. Freedom of speech is no defense for a former nurse who engaged in “lethal advocacy” when he encouraged an English man and Canadian woman to kill themselves after searching for depressed people over the Internet, a Minnesota judge said in delivering a guilty verdict against the man. Continue Reading