"The Suicide Files" Minneapolis City Pages

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November 2011: "'If anything happens to me,' Ruettimann said, 'give this to the reporter.'

After Ruettimann's death, Hereaux took the file down off his desk. Inside was a thick stack of loose-leaf documents, a manila folder stuffed with letters, and a catalog-size clasp envelope labeled 'Reports.'

Written in black permanent marker in the margin of the envelope was the reporter's name: mine."