- Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
- Mississippi abortion law can’t be enforced
- Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal
- Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in case vs. ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle
- Middle Eastern firm’s deal to manage U.S. cargo port raises security concerns
- Bob McDonnell’s defense: Lonely wife developed ‘crush’ on CEO
- Chinese hackers stole ‘huge quantities’ of sensitive data on Israel’s Iron Dome
- House Republicans unveil bill to speed deportations of border children
- Californians protest middle school for hiring white man to teach cultural studies
- Killer’s sentencing overturned because mother couldn’t find seat in courtroom
Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT
Saturday, May 17, 2014
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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - The family of a former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker who was allegedly assaulted by a former Minnesota quarterback and another man released details on his injuries Saturday, saying he has lost part of his brain and can’t breathe on his own.
In a statement released through the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, the family of 24-year-old Isaac Kolstad said he required emergency surgery Tuesday morning to relieve swelling on his brain that had increased the pressure within his skull to life-threatening levels.
“Isaac had a significant amount of his brain tissue that was no longer viable removed during that procedure,” the family’s statement said.
Police had already said that Kolstad’s lungs sustained severe injury as a result of a lack of oxygen after the attack, in addition to a skull fracture and brain damage. His family members elaborated, saying his lung injuries have left him unable to breathe on his own. He underwent a tracheotomy on Friday to help manage his breathing while on life support, their statement said.
Kolstad remained in critical condition in a medically induced coma on Saturday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - As Minnesota lawmakers break from the Capitol for the campaign, they leave behind a tale of two sessions.
Last year: tax increases to fix a broken budget. This year: tax breaks from a budget surplus.
Last year: A new gay marriage law grabbed tons of attention. This year: medical marijuana.
It didn’t take long for ruling Democrats and minority party Republicans to shift into full campaign mode.
“I think Minnesotans are going to be happy with the results they’ve seen come out of these last two years of progress for Minnesota,” said House Majority Leader Erin Murphy.
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