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April 18, 2018
Reasons for increased violence at Minnesota prison unclear
ST. PAUL—One of Minnesota's toughest prisons has seen a recent increase in attacks on employees and inmates. In a single weekend in March, assaults by inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights sent 10 employees to the hospital — more injuries than...
April 18, 2018 - 8:13pm
Twin Cities man charged with assault after allegedly seen on video beating up bus driver
A Minneapolis man was charged in the beating of a Metro Transit bus driver last week, leaving the driver bloodied and temporarily vision-impaired,...
April 18, 2018 - 1:51pm
March 7, 2018
Reader Opinion: Violence
A Reader Opinion letter in Tuesday's Dispatch points out that those connected to Christianity, Islam and Judaism fight to kill each other, and later states that atheists and agnostics are the most law abiding in prison populations. Using that same analogy, please then please explain...
March 7, 2018 - 8:30am
February 12, 2018
A man barred from owning firearms shot two officers with a gun purchased by a friend, officials say
The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville, Ohio, police officers Saturday was barred from legally owning a firearm but paid a friend...
February 12, 2018 - 7:46pm
January 30, 2018
Domestic violence took 24 lives in Minnesota in 2017, report says
ST. PAUL — At least 24 people died from domestic violence in Minnesota last year, according to a report released Tuesday, Jan. 30, by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. The number includes 19 women who died by homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partner...
January 30, 2018 - 6:45pm
November 7, 2017
Accused Walmart gunman haunted by voices for decades after taking acid, sister says
Many now know Scott Ostrem as the man who, police said, walked into a Walmart store in Colorado, calmly pointed a firearm, shot random customers,...
November 7, 2017 - 12:14pm
August 31, 2017
Other Opinion: How to defuse hate-filled protests
When groups supporting racial genocide, fascism and violence against those who look or believe differently than they do gather together, organizing a counter-protest may seem like the right thing to do. But it can amount to throwing gasoline on a smoldering fire as evidenced by the...
August 31, 2017 - 10:30am
August 26, 2017
As hospital violence grows, nurses seek reforms
CHICAGO — One woman describes getting slapped and groped on the job. Another was punched in the head repeatedly. A third was bitten so hard...
August 26, 2017 - 10:31am
June 16, 2017
Reader Opinion: Be for humanity
Sad days, more shootings, more deaths. Violence solves nothing. It does not matter who is perpetrating the violence, there are minds that are very ill, there are minds full of hate. We need to be mindful about what we are feeding into, our culture is what we choose it to be, our history...
June 16, 2017 - 11:29pm
October 23, 2015
Reader Opinion: For the children
I am the voice silenced by war, by drive-by shootings, by evil intent; the innocent, a child, mer babe, my life taken and robbed of my future by bombs crashing, devastation, distraction in their wake, by turbulent gangs, their shoots scattering helter skelter, by the driver out of...
October 23, 2015 - 11:45pm
July 2, 2014
God, guns and violence
A June 5 Dispatch letter attempted to show that unfettered gun freedom does not compromise faith in God. A June 16 letter praising it added further comments. This critique uses the points of these letters to present an alternative theology for guns. The first letter starts its anti-gun-control...
July 2, 2014 - 1:09pm
June 5, 2014
Guns and violence
We may not have had an official blizzard this winter, we sure have one now. The “s” word this time is skeeters! Just a few thoughts on guns and violence. The camps are pretty set on both sides of this issue with a few of us in the middle. Too many, however, think guns and...
June 5, 2014 - 6:16pm