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Pictured from left,Carol Jones Gail Buell, Kimberly McDonald and Kristen Newton are at a meeting of the St. Croix County Suicide Prevention Task Force. Although "St. Croix County" is in the title, the group members have stressed that the task force is not officially affiliated with the county.

Group aims to lower county suicide rates

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After watching the St. Croix County suicide rate grow from no suicides in 2007 to 18 in 2011, St. Croix County Medical Examiner Patty Schachtner and St. Croix Conty Adult Community support Services social worker Kesha Marson both decided action needed to be taken.


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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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