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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Apparent suicide in Yellow Medicine County Jail

  • A Granite Falls  died of an apparent suicide as the Yellow Medicine County Jail Tuesday morning.

    According to the YMC Sheriff’s office, a correction officer on a well-being check found Shane Dean Hildahl, 37, shortly before 2:00 a.m. 


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  • A Granite Falls  died of an apparent suicide as the Yellow Medicine County Jail Tuesday morning.
    According to the YMC Sheriff’s office, a correction officer on a well-being check found Shane Dean Hildahl, 37, shortly before 2:00 a.m.  
    The inmate had been alone in his cell since 11:30 p.m. and was last checked on by corrections officers at 1:30 a.m. He had used bed linens to hang himself.
    The corrections officer who discovered the inmate immediately called an ambulance and requested the assistance of Yellow Medicine County sheriff’s deputies and Granite Falls Police Department officers.
    The Ramsey County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Tuesday. The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death with the assistance of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.  
    Hildahl was arrested in early June on a felony charge of second-degree drug sale and a gross misdemeanor charge of contributing to the need for child protection or services. On Monday, he had been in court for a settlement conference on his case. His next court date would have been Sept. 26.

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