Man Charged With Wife’s Murder After Suicide Pact

If convicted, he could face up to life in prison

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man has been charged with the murder of his wife after the couple made a suicide pact. Louis and Ila Averson, an elderly couple in poor health, planned to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning. When that didn’t work, Louis shot Ila in the heart and then shot himself. He is now being treated for his…

Minnesota Ranks Fourth Nationwide for Life Expectancy

Men have an average life expectancy of 78.7, while women have an average of 82.9

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota ranks fourth nationwide for life expectancy, according to a study coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Men in Minnesota have an average life expectancy at 78.7 years, and women are at an average of 82.9. Some senior living communities are seeing a shift in what seniors want…