Dakota County Newswire

Dakota County Newswire

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  1. Albert Lea man charged in overdose deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KIMT

    An Albert Lea man is accused of providing methadone pills to a teenager who died of an overdose in the Twin Cities in February. Twenty-six-year-old Dustin Chenevert was charged Wednesday in Dakota County with third-degree murder.

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  2. Right-to-die group fined $30K in suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Minnesota Lawyer

    ... said the group will continue to operate in Minnesota and won't change its policies because of this case. But Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said his office is exploring an injunction to stop the group's activities, which he called legally ...

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  3. Albert Lea Man Accused in Methadone DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KAAL-TV Austin

    An Albert Lea man is accused of providing methadone pills to a teenager who died of an overdose in the Twin Cities in February. Twenty-six-year-old Dustin Chenevert was charged Wednesday in Dakota County with third-degree murder.

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  4. Murder charge filed in Minnesota teen's methadone OD deathRead the original story

    Wednesday | Marshall Independent

    An Albert Lea man is accused of providing methadone pills to a teenager who died of an overdose in the Twin Cities in February. Twenty-six-year-old Dustin Chenevert was charged Wednesday in Dakota County with third-degree murder.

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  5. Metro briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Star Tribune

    ... Gruenig said police dogs were unable to track the suspects. A 26-year-old Albert Lea man has been charged in Dakota County with third-degree murder, accused of selling methadone pills that led to another man's fatal overdose in a South St. Paul ...

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  6. In teen's South St. Paul overdose death, murder charge filedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | TwinCities

    An Albert Lea man is accused of providing the methadone pills on which a teen fatally overdosed in South St. Paul in February. Dustin C. Chenevert, 26, was charged Wednesday in Dakota County with third-degree murder.

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  7. Eagan triple stabbing involved rival biker gangs, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | TwinCities

    ... Investigators identified him shortly after the incident. Police submitted the case Wednesday to the Dakota County attorney's office for assault and disorderly conduct charges, Schroepfer said. Also Wednesday, a 34-year-old man who suffered stab ...

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  8. Fatal South St. Paul overdose leads to murder charge against Albert Lea manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Star Tribune

    A 26-year-old Albert Lea man has been charged in Dakota County with third-degree murder, accused of selling methadone pills that led to another man's fatal overdose in a South St. Paul hotel room. Authorities filed an arrest warrant Wednesday for Dustin Charles Chenevert.

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  9. Final Exit Network fined for role in Minnesota woman's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | World Magazine

    ... plans to pay immediately so it can continue working in Minnesota. It also plans to appeal the conviction. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said he is pursuing an injunction to stop the group from operating in Minnesota. Minnesota Citizens ...

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  10. Minnesota gains fame in the wrong way in case against Final Exit NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | City Pages

    ... but closed the cases without bringing charges. The only prosecutor in all of America to answer the call was Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. Backstrom had discovered, in light of the Georgia sting, that Doreen Dunn of Apple Valley had not ...

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  11. Who's there? 'Worst nightmare,' burglars tell Lakeville womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | TwinCities

    A Lakeville woman arrived home Friday night to find her door unlatched and a burglary in progress, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Dakota County. She then watched two men load her safe, which had been bolted to the floor, into a small green car and drive away, the complaint said.

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  12. Readers Write (Aug. 26): Suicide, addiction, redevelopment, thwarted attack in FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Star Tribune

    Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom is looking into civil options to prevent Final Exit Network Inc. from providing suicide advice in Minnesota following a felony conviction and fine for the right-to-die group for assisting an Apple Valley woman's suicide , and that woman's husband, speaking before a judge, cited the group's "cruel disregard" for the feelings of others, including family members. Why are the feelings of the family more important than the agony of the patient herself? Any doctor can tell stories of patients put through days or weeks of hell at the end of life because family members are most concerned about their own feelings.

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  13. Charges: Burnsville Personal Care Assistant Stole $12K From Vulnerable AdultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | CBS Local

    ... adults that were in her care at a Burnsville care facility. According to a criminal complaint filed by Dakota County, Lola May Johnson-Mersha faces one felony count of identity theft and felony financial transaction card fraud (use without consent ...

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  14. Right-to-die group fined $30,000 for assisting Minnesota woman's suicideRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | ABA Journal

    ... addition to the fine, the group was ordered to pay nearly $3,000 to Dunn's family to cover funeral expenses. Dakota County Judge Christian Wilton gave the group until Oct. 2 to pay the fine, which was the maximum allowable under the law. He also ...

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  15. Shakopee mayor, council sign off on pay increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Star Tribune

    Annual salaries will stay the same - $15,000 for the mayor and $7,500 for council members - but will now include a $50 stipend for attending meetings at which they've been designated the official council representative. The stipend, which will go into effect Jan. 1, won't extend to regular council meetings.

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  16. Right-to-die group fined $30K in Minnesota woman's suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | The Gleaner

    ... own life. The group was also convicted of interfering with a death scene, but was not fined on that charge. Dakota County District Judge Christian Wilton also ordered Final Exit Network to pay nearly $3,000 in restitution to Dunn's family to cover ...

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  17. Right-To-Die Group Ordered To Pay $33K In Woman's SuicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Valley News Live

    ... with a death scene. The group was ordered to pay more than $30,000 in fines and $2,975.53 for funeral costs in Dakota County court Monday. Two members from Final Exit Network were in Dunn's Apple Valley home in 2007 when she took her life with a ...

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  18. Right-To-Die group fined for assisting in Minnesot...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | KVOX-FM Fargo

    ... a death scene. Dunn lived with chronic pain for a decade before she took her own life. At Monday's sentencing, Dakota County District Judge Christian Wilton also ordered Final Exit Network to pay nearly three-thousand dollars in restitution to ...

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  19. Judge fines assisted suicide group $30,000 for involvement in Minnesota woman's 2007 deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | The Raw Story

    A Minnesota judge on Monday fined the national right-to-die group Final Exit Network $30,000 on its criminal conviction for assisting a woman's suicide in 2007 and interfering with the death scene. Dakota County prosecutors had said during the group's jury trial that Doreen Dunn, 57, died by helium asphyxiation with two Final Exit group members present in her home, who then cleaned up after the suicide.

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  20. Right-to-die group fined $30K in woman's suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | KRON 4

    ... The group was also convicted on a lesser charge of interfering with a death scene. At Monday's sentencing, Dakota County District Judge Christian Wilton ordered Final Exit Network to pay nearly $3,000 in restitution to Dunn's family to cover funeral ...

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