LAKE BETON, Minn. (AP) - A University of Minnesota study says farmers in the state may not be getting all the help they need to deal with the stress and mental strain of their jobs. Marizen Ramirez co-authored the study and is an epidemiologist at the university. She tells Minnesota Public Radio that farmers who live far from mental health clinics may have a hard time getting the help they need.
FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) - Police in Fairmont have shot and killed a man who authorities say confronted the officers with two knives. Fairmont Police Chief Michael Hunter says two officers were sent early Saturday on a report of someone being threatened at an apartment building. Hunter says the officers made contact with a knife-wielding 23-year-old man. One officer fired his gun and struck the suspect, who died at the scene. One officer was treated for minor injuries. Both officers are on standard administrative leave.
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - A teenager is dead after a shooting in Stillwater. Authorities say Stillwater police were sent to Lakeview Hospital about 7 p.m. Friday on a report of a gunshot victim. The victim _ 18-year-old Charles O'Connell of Stillwater _ was pronounced dead a short time later. The victim was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a man is being detained as a person of interest, and there is no threat to the community.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new scholarship fund at the University of Minnesota is aimed at supporting immigrant students whose legal status may be at risk. Minnesota Daily reports that University of Minnesota's Immigration Response Team launched the Dream Fund earlier this month to help students whose ability to pay for college may be affected by their legal status. Applicants will have to prove that they have a financial need that stems from a change in immigration status in order to qualify.
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